South African Agricultural Plantation and Allied Workers Union

The South African Agricultural Plantation and Allied Workers Union (SAAPAWU) was a trade union representing agricultural and plantation workers in South Africa.

South African Agricultural Plantation and Allied Workers Union
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Full nameSouth African Agricultural Plantation and Allied Workers Union
FoundedFebruary 1995
Date dissolved2004
Merged intoFood and Allied Workers Union
Members22,000
AffiliationCOSATU
Office locationBraamfontein, South Africa
CountrySouth Africa

The union was founded in February 1995, on the initiative of the Congress of South African Trade Unions, which wanted one single union to represent all farm workers. Its initial membership was mostly drawn from the Food and Allied Workers Union (FAWU), the Paper, Wood and Allied Workers' Union, the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers Union, and the National Farm and Allied Workers Union.[1]

The union initially had 35,000 members, but it failed to grow, and in 2004, it merged into FAWU.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Stone, Pat (1996). The Adversarial Years: A Chronicle of South African Labour Relations, 1980-1995. Levy. ISBN 9780958411936.
  2. ^ "NATIONAL OFFICE BEARERS". SAFTU. Retrieved 7 March 2021.

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