What Is A Union And How Did Sapwu Start?

A union is an organized group of workers who collectively use their strength to have a voice in their workplace. Through a union such as SAPWU, workers have a right to impact wages, work hours, benefits, workplace health and safety, job training, and other work-related issues. The idea of forming an alternative Trade Union For Post Office Workers in South Africa 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 Trade Union For post office Workers with the Department of Labour.