United National Transport Union

The United National Transport Union (UNTU) is a trade union representing transport workers in South Africa.

The union was founded on 22 June 2012, when the United Transport and Allied Trade Union merged with the South African Railways and Harbours Union.[1] Like both its predecessors, it affiliated to the Federation of Unions of South Africa.[2][3] The union was initially known as UTATU SARWHU, but became UNTU in 2014.[4]

As of 2019, UNTU had about 60,000 members, and was led by general secretary Steve Harris.[5]

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  1. ^ "UNTU History". UNTU. Retrieved 1 April 2021.
  2. ^ "FEDUSA: Working for the nation" (PDF). South African History Online. Retrieved 25 March 2021.
  3. ^ "Affiliated trade unions". FEDUSA. Retrieved 16 March 2021.
  4. ^ Blackburn, Daniel (2021). Trade Unions of the World (PDF). ICTUR. Retrieved 25 March 2021.
  5. ^ "Coffee with the Editor – Steve Harris". Railways Africa. 31 May 2019. Retrieved 1 April 2021.