Welcome to NUPSAW
NUPSAW is a trade union formed on the 13th August 1998, from amalgamation of militant and moderate trade unions operating mainly in the Public Service, whose sole purpose of its existence is to promote and protect the interests of its members from the ever exploitative, oppressive and discriminatory employers.
Are you being treated like a human being?
Do you get irritated when you have to come to work in the morning?
Are your working conditions good?
Are you being paid a decent living wage?
Is your job secured?
If any answer to the above is "No" it is about time you join the only non-governmental and politically non-aligned union, NUPSAW!
Our business is to defend and fight for your rights no matter who the employer is. Government or no government!
The union is party to the Public Service Co-ordination Bargaining Council (PSCBC), major Sectoral Councils, Departmental and Provincial Chambers in the Public Service.
The Union is representing its members in the Department of Basic Education in disciplinary, grievance and ELRC dispute resolution proceedings. Equally so, the Union also represents its membership in the South African Police Service and in the SSSBC dispute resolution proceedings
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What NUPSAW stands for?
Independendant and non-aligned though not a-political.
We believe in the independence of our organisation, it is through this independence that we continue to exist as an organisation, our members are free to partake in politics of this country and join political parties of their choice.
NUPSAW as an organisation will make its views heard when its existence is challenged and political decisions impact on its members as an organisation, and government decisions are contrary to our policies.
Public Service Coordinating Bargaining Council (PSCBC)
The threshold in the PSCBC is fifty thousand, NUPSAW is acting together with Hospersa and Natu and the trio jointly represent in excess of hundred thousand (100 000) members. There has been attempts from both the employer and their cohort unions to force us to use only one of the names of the trio. We have decided to call ourself by the three barrel name, Hospersa/Nupsaw/Natu.
Public Health and Social Development Sectoral Bragaining Council (PHSDSBC)
We are a party to this council not-withstanding attempts by the employer and its cohorts to have us excluded. The admission to be party to this Council is 10 000 (ten thousand) members. The puppet unions and the employer are hell-bent on having this number increased to 30 000 (thirty thousand). The challenge for Nupsaw is to grow its membership in the Department of Health and in the Department of Social Development.
General Public Service Sectoral Bargaining Council
The threshold in this Bargaining Council is thirty thousands (30 000). Workers not falling under the PHSDSBC, ELRC and Safety and Security Sector Bargaining Council (SSSBC) are represented in this Council. Nupsaw is admitted in the GPSSBC through acting together with the PSA. In terms of the agreement we have 1(one) seat in the bargaining council and 1 (one) seat in in of the Departmetal Chambers of the GPSSBC.
Affiliation to federations
As per the National Executive Committee’s decision we (NUPSAW) have ended our relationship with CONSAWU and formed part of a new federation together with 51 other trade unions. The formation of the new federation and its affiliates was officially announced during the Workers’ Summit on 30 April and 1 May 2016 during the May Day celebration by Cde Zwelinzima Vavi. The new federation is estimated to have over 1.5 million memberships. NUPSAW’S change in affiliation reflects a strategic move from being the minority to the majority in the Bargaining Council. Our preferred name for the new federation is ‘Democratic Independent Trade Unions of South Africa(DITUSA).
NUPSAW is affiliated to the Public Service International (PSI), a structure of trade unions under the auspices of the United Nation.
NUPSAW as an union has grown since its inception in 1998. The challenge is for us to reach the fifty thousand mark.
NUPSAW 6th National Congress
Picture: Cde President Mokaila addressing NUPSAW delegates during NUPSAW 6th National Congress held in the Free State on 3-4 December 2016.
Comrades and compatriots
We take this opportunity to welcome you all to this historic event which is an expression of the victory of workers not only in South Africa but all over the world, who once in a while, come together in order to exercise their democratic responsibility in electing their leaders.Let me start with this quote from one of the greatest leaders who once commanded the United States army, General Colin Powell.
“Leadership is about solving problems. The day soldiers/members stop bringing you their problems, is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care.Either case is a failure of leadership”Read more ...
The challenges facing the public sector unions and employees in South Africa
Picture: Cde President Mokaila addressing NUPSAW delegates and other trade unions' delegates during the 2016 Workers' Summit held at the Birchwood Hotel on 30 April.
Since its establishment, the National Union of Public Service and Allied Workers (NUPSAW), has remained and advocated for union independence and it is therefore, not surprising that the majority of workers in South Africa are realizing this as the weakest link in the trade movement, hence the envisaged formation of an independent trade federation culmulated in the Workers Summit in Birchwood in Johannesburg.Read more ...
NUPSAW supports Civil Society’s campaign to remove Jacob Zuma
The fact that Jacob Zuma is still the President of this country, is proof that our country is led by corrupt individuals who do not value and uphold the constitution nor value the betterment of the people of South Africa. The ruling party has failed to serve and protect its people from corruption and intimidation.Read more ...
Community Care Givers (CCGs) deserve the recognition too
We do not see the need to applaud the Minister of Health for receiving the USAID-TB international award in recognition of 'his' leadership in the global fight against TB and championing our country's regional initiatives in the screening, treating, and preventing TB/HIV co-infection and MDR-TB, while he's department is failing to do just by Community Care Givers (CCGs). CCGs are the people who carry-out the screening, treating, and preventing TB and all dread diseases; they are the result the minister is being recognized. This award is proof that CCGs play an integral role in our health system and should be taken seriously. NUPSAW is baffled as to why the department is failing to recognize and treat the CCGs as state employees?Read more ...
We reject Treasury’s fictitious proposal
Unlike Cosatu, we did not buy into Treasury’s lip-service. On Tuesday, 16 February 2016, we ‘NUPSAW’; NUMSA, National Treasury and Nedlac parties met at Nedlac in Rosebank regarding the implementation of the New Taxation Laws Amendment Act of 2015.Read more ...
Strike against the new Taxation Laws Amendment Act 2015
The National Union of Public Service & Allied Workers (NUPSAW) has served Nedlac with a notice of intention to embark on a socio-economic strike action, in terms of Section 77 of the Labour Relations Act, 1995, (Act 66 of 1995) on Monday 8 February 2016. The LRA in protest against reforms affecting provident funds as contained in the Taxation Laws Amendment Act 25 of 2015. NUPSAW's reasons and objections are around the decision to implement compulsory annuitisation upon retirement from 1 March 2016.
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