NEWS

SOUTH AFRICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION

The Union is recruiting and has members in the Postal and Courier Industry. Our main focus has been to establish ourselves in the Postal Industry, specifically the Post Office.

We are well equipped to provide our Workers with the Protection and Safety they Deserve. We are the SAPWU

SOUTH AFRICAN POSTAL WORKERS UNION

The Union is recruiting and has members in the Postal and Courier Industry. Our main focus has been to establish ourselves in the Postal Industry, specifically the Post Office.

We are well equipped to provide our Workers with the Protection and Safety they Deserve. We are the SAPWU

Membership Application

Constitution Document

Policies Documents

The idea of forming an alternative trade union in the South African Post Office came through informal discussions around early 2008. On the 8th August 2008 in Kwaggasrand (Pretoria) a decision was taken that we start a formal registration process of the South African Postal Workers Union (SAPWU) with the Department of Labour.

The draft emblem/logo was circulated to different regions for inputs. The view was that it should capture the essence of the Post Office worker.

Formal Application
- 18 December 2008

On the 18th December 2008, a formal application was made with the Department of Labour to acquire a Certificate of Registration, this being a requirement in terms of the Labour Relations Act, Act 66 of 1995.

Certificate of Registration
- 27 May 2009

The Certificate of Registration was issued by the Department of Labour on the 27th May 2009, with Registration Number LR2/6/2/1672

Settlement Agreement
- 27 May 2010

The process of seeking recognition status in the post office started in earnest from April 2009, which culminated in the signing of the Settlement Agreement on 27 May 2010. The purpose of the settlement was to outline a process that was to culminate in the signing of the Collective/Recognition Agreement, which the post office backtracked at the 11th Hour

Valentine’s Award
- 14 February 2011

On 14 February 2011, we got an award aptly titled the “Valentine’s Award”, that was in favour of SAPWU which was giving us certain organizational rights ( Section 12.13 and 15). The post office then took the award under review at the Labour Court, the post office succeeded in setting it ( award ) aside.

Recognition Agreement
- 01 September 2011

We finally signed our 1st Recognition Agreement with the post office on September 1, 2011. This was after we got a second award against the post office granting us organizational rights. The reluctant post office management finally succumbed and gave recognition to SAPWU.