United Transport and Allied Trade Union

The United Transport and Allied Trade Union (UTATU) was a trade union representing workers in the transport industry in South Africa.

The union was established in 2000, when the South African Footplate Staff Association merged with the Technical Workers' Union. Like both its predecessors, it affiliated to the Federation of Unions of South Africa. By 2011, it had about 25,000 members. In 2012, it merged with the South African Railways and Harbours Union, to form UTATU SARWHU.[1][2][3] The union was initially known as UTATU SARWHU, but became UNTU in 2014.[4][5]


  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. ^ Lawrence, Andrew (2014). Employer and Worker Collective Action. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 1107071755.