The South African Postal Workers Union (SAPWU) was formed in 2009.
SAPWU’s strength rests on two important pillars; the union’s unwavering commitment to its credo “Unity is Strength”, and its members’ commitment to improving the welfare of all employees employed in the postal sector regardless of race, gender or seniority.
SAPWU members work in the Post Office and the Courier Fright industry.
In pursuit of its objectives the union will seek to:
Recruit and unite into a single labor organization all workers employed in the postal service and courier freight industry;
Improve the wages, salaries and terms and conditions of employment of members through collective bargaining and other lawful means;
Protect and enhance the job security of members;
Advance the employment prospects of members;
Improve the political, social, economic interests and material welfare of former, current and prospective members of the union, workers and labor organizations generally;
Foster unity and co-operation amongst all workers in the sector;
Establish contacts and relationships with other trade unions, trade union federations and labor organizations nationally and internationally for the benefit of members;
Do all other lawful things which are in the interest of the union and its members and which are consistent with this constitution.
Within these objectives, the union aims to ensure not only the provision of efficient, integrated and affordable communication services for South Africa – but also a safe, secure and well rewarded employment for all SAPWU members.