SATAWU irked by persistent violent attacks on its targeted members
15 Mar 2013
South African Transport And Allied Workers Union (SATAWU) is appalled and irked by the recent violent attacks on its targeted members by what appears to be a coordinated, well planned violent belligerence and intimidation by organized individuals possibly under an instruction or command of a senior or experienced saboteur.
SATAWU cautions against malicious prosecution
26 Feb 2013
SATAWU confirms that its General Secretary (Zenzo Mahlangu) and two of SATAWU’s former worker leaders; namely: Ezrom Mabyana (former president) and Robert Mshego (former 1st Deputy President) appeared before the magistrate at the commercial crimes court today (25 February 2013) on trumped up charges of theft relating to the SARWU Enablement Trust.
A brief history of SATAWU
The South African Transport and Allied Workers Union, SATAWU, was formed in 2000 after a series of negotiations and smaller scale mergers by unions in the transport industry. SATAWU organises workers in the transport sector as well as security and cleaning companies. The sectors include railways, harbours, parastatals, aviation, passenger transport (buses and taxis) freight (trucking), contract, cleaning and security.
The Scope of the Union
The Union will be open to all workers employed in any of the following public or private industries, trades, occupations and undertakings in South Africa:
- Transport services
- Maritime transport
- Civil Aviation
- Transport infrastructure services
- Property Services
- General cleaning services
- Laundry and Dry Cleaning workers
- Funeral undertaking workers
- Security Services
- Taxi Industry