we've been trailed and tested as an organisation since 1996 and before the merger. Thus, today we stand stronger and ever son united than ever before!DOWNLOAD MEMBERSHIP FORM
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Press briefings, yard meetings, elections, negotiation or even court outcomes, media releases and more should always be captured by all members to ensure we all in the loop! SING UP TODAY!JOIN DISCUSSIONS TODAY
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).
Protected from greedy labour brokers and placement agency’s.
Become part of the attainment of better life for all and bridge the digital dividebe part of the well cared employees (through collective bargaining)
Assist in the realisation of the enforcement of job security and job retention strategies
Communication Workers Union continues to strive for the best for all members and in order to secure their jobs, improve working conditions and protect the heritage of the union for the next generation is the task we should all fulfill together.
MTN is finally brought into full light of the South African public after years of starving thousands of workers the true essence of empowerment in this new democratic country.
The Communication Workers Union National leadership
CWU's Number 1 shop-steward and Commander in Chief.
The Secretary General is the chief administrative officer of CWU
The Treasurer General is the chief custodian of the funds and property of CWU
Assists the Secretary General, deputise for him or her when necessary.
Assists the President, deputise for him or her when necessary.
Assists the Presidents, deputise for him or her when necessary.
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. Anyone who does not know the background to the formation of this union may be momentarily pardoned to think it lacks experience. The formation of CWU dates back to the early 1980's when the then Post Office Employees Association (PEASA), Post and Telecommunication Workers Association (POTWA) and South African Post Telecommunication Employees Association (SAPTEA) held merger meetings.
These meetings at times had to be held in places like Zambia, outside the borders of our country, where the giants of trade union movement in South Africa, the then South African Congress of Trade Unions (SACTU), were present and shared with us their wealth of experience on trade unionism in South Africa and on trade union movements internationally.
The racist white staff associations that existed in the then Department of Post and Telecommunication (P&T) were invited to these meetings but refused to attend, probably blinded by the illusions of comfort that they found in their racist paradise. A paradise so eagerly aided and abetted by management that was equally steeped in racism and stood to benefit all the way from the disunity of workers.
The three streams, PEASA, POTWA and SAPTEA, flowed together on the historic 26th to 27th May 1996 to form the vibrant democratic CWU. At the time of the formation of this union our membership was derived mainly from workers of Telkom and Sapo. These two industries still contribute the majority of our members, but now our scope has increased dramatically to include workers from the industries that are mentioned below.
ENTERPRISES INVOLVED: All
Venue: Union Building, PTA
IN SUPPORT: COSATU, SACP & ANC
If we have chosen the position in life in which we can most of all work for mankind, no burdens can bow us down, because they are sacrifices for the benefit of all; then we shall experience no petty, limited, selfish joy, but our happiness will belong to millions, our deeds will live on quietly but perpetually at work, and over our ashes will be shed the hot tears of noble people. - Marx, Letter to His Father (1837)Learn More From The Communist University
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"Comrades we urge you to join the strike , remember we are fighting for our job security meaning we are fighting for the future of our kids."
"The trade union movement represents the organized economic power of the workers... It is in reality the most potent and the most direct social insurance the workers can establish. - Samuel Gompers - #VivaCWU #Amandla."
"AMANDLAAAAAAA!!!!VIVA CWU VIVAAAAAA!!!!!PHANSI NGE EXPLOITATION PHANSI!."
"Labor can not stand still. It must not retreat. It must go on, or go under!!!"
Communication Workers Union aims at offering bang for buck services thus to accommodate all it's members fairly
As a new or current CWU memeber one of the first books you should abide by is the constitution.View Constitution
We are available nation wide with locals spread across South Africa. Feel free to call in to get more information.
Address: 222 Smit Street, 20th Floor , Braamfontein, 2017
Head Office: +27 11 720 0360
|Thabo Mogalane||Deputy General Secretary||082 710 5666|
|Sontaga Mantlhaga||1st Deputy President||0827107638|
|Ntomboxolo Maheneza||2nd Deputy President||0843904431|
|Lionel Brown||National Treasurer||082 710 6605|
|Velaphi Zulu||Gauteng Chairperson||0824979387 / 0827107807|
|Siphiwe Mdletshe||KZN Chairperson||0716038197|
|Riedwaan Vermeulen||Western Cape Chairperson||0827106355 / 0842053632|
|Bonke Mfenqe||Eastern Cape Chairperson||0842521914 / 0458394237|
|Thami Mzileni||Kwazulu Natal Administrator||082 710 6022|
|Ronnie Sixhiba||Eastern Cape Administrator||0813636162|
|Wayne Bredenkamp||Western Cape Administrator||0614813989|
|Solly Gewers||Northern Cape Administrator||0614834671|
|Cleo Gaalemelwe||Gauteng Administrator||011 720 0360|
|Aubrey Tshabalala||General Secretary||0829948196|