National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union (NEHAWU) is a trade union in South Africa. With a membership of 235,000 it is the largest public sector union in the country. It organizes State, Health, Education and Welfare workers.

NEHAWU
NEHAWU logo.svg
Full nameNational Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union
Founded1987
Members235,000
AffiliationCOSATU, WFTU, TUI-PAE[1]
Key peopleMzwandile Makwayiba (president)
Zola Sapetha (general secretary)
Office locationJohannesburg, Gauteng
CountrySouth Africa
Websitewww.nehawu.org.za

HistoryEdit

The union was founded in 1987, when the Health and Allied Workers' Union merged with the General and Allied Workers' Union and the South African Allied Workers' Union.[2]

The NEHAWU is affiliated with the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), and Public Services International and the Trade Union International of Public and Allied Employees.[3]

LeadershipEdit

General SecretariesEdit

1987: Yure Mdyogolo
1988: Phillip Dexter
1994: Neil Thobejane
1998: Fikile Majola
2013: Bereng Soke
2017: Zola Sapetha

PresidentsEdit

1987: Bheki Mkhize
1990:
Vusi Nhlapo
2004: Noluthando Mayende-Sibiya
2010: Mzwandile Makwayiba

ReferencesEdit

Notes
  1. ^ NEHAWU AFFILIATION
  2. ^ Bendix, Sonia (1996). Industrial Relations in the New South Africa. Cape Town: Creda Press. ISBN 0702134538.
  3. ^ NEHAWU AFFILIATION
Sources
  • ICTUR; et al., eds. (2005). Trade Unions of the World (6th ed.). London, UK: John Harper Publishing. ISBN 0-9543811-5-7.

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