Why you need to be a CWU member

Become part of the attainment of a better life for all and bridge the digital divide, be part of the well cared employees (through collective bargaining), assist in the realisation of the enforcement of job security and job retention strategies

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CWU organises in the following sectors

- Telecommunication and Broadcasting
- Media
- Postal and Courier Service
- Information Technology (IT)
- Call Centre Services

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So far we have achieved recognition agreements in Telkom South Africa, Telkom Directory Services, South African Post Office, Courier and Speed Services, Total Facilities Management Company, Independent Radio Stations, Independent Communication Authority of South Africa, and many others.

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Agreements can be downloaded in pdf format. Some files are very large for download.

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The Communication Workers' Union of South Africa is the most progressive, militant and growing union in the communication industry, with a growing 18,662 members spread across most of the communication industry of South Africa. CWU is a very young trade union that was formed only on the 13th to 16th of May 1996. The CWU Consitution adopted in 2008 can be downloaded or read on line.


The warmth of our organising arms reaches out to promote, advance and protect workers interests in communication industries like Telkom (in telecommunication), Sapo (in the postal industry), SABC (in broadcasting industry), Vodacom and MTN (in the cellular industry), CCI, (in cabling industry), Nashua and SA Blick, (in the computer industry), TDS (in information industry) and Sun Couriers (in the courier industry).


Become a Member

Our members pride themselves in the fact that CWU is an organisation that belongs to all of them as a collective. Become part of the attainment of a better life for all and bridge the digital divide.


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