REC stands for Regional Executive Committee which is responsible for deciding whether or not a specific person can become a SAPWU member or not.
The application procedure of SA Postal Service for becoming a member of SAPAWU is as follow:
1. Workers must apply for Union membership to the Branch Executive committee with jurisdiction over the area where they are employed.
1. The Branch Executive Committee may reject any application if it is of the opinion that the worker is not a fit and proper person to be a SAPWU member of the union.
2. If there is no functioning Branch Executive Committee then the application must be directly sent to the Regional Secretary / General Secretary.