PAWUSA, Public & Allied Workers Union of South Africa, formerly known as the Public Servants League, is one of the oldest unions in the Public Service.
PAWUSA'S history dates back to 1967 when the PSL (Public Servants League) was established in Cape Town, on 23 November 1967 to represent employees in the public service.
In a period when workers had no labour rights or access to representation and collective bargaining and trade unions were racially separated.
Many well known people in the South Africa including Dr Richard Van De Ross and Dr Franklin Sonn were part of PAWUSA's founder members.
Since then PAWUSA have grown into a dynamic national union with representation in all provinces and all spheres of the public service in South Africa.
PAWUSA prides itself in being truly a union for the people, by the people!
WORKER PROTECTION AND PROSPERITY IN OUR LIFETIME
PAWUSA's mission is to represent, protect and advance the interest of workers in their workplace, community and politically.
PAWUSA Values are based on:
People First - A union for the benefit of members and their families
Democracy, participation and support
UBUNTU – shared responsibility, empathy and effective support
Accountability and integrity of members, officials and elected leaders
Workers mandate driven
A non-racial and non-sexist union
Equality and dignity, and respect for diversity
Building a strong union and workplace presence, progressive development and growth, fight and campaign for worker rights and a better society
Scope of Organizing
PAWUSA is a registered trade union. PAWUSA represent members in members in all spheres of the public service, parastatals as well as private institutions including.
Public, private hospitals, Emergency Services (EMS) and other health care institutions;
Non teaching staff in public, private schools and further education training colleges;
Public and private homes for seniors and children;
Roads, provincial traffic officers and public works;
Public servants employed in national and provincial government departments.
Representation in collective bargaining
Advice and representation in workplace grievance & disciplinary matters
Protection against unfair labour practices & discrimination
News & information on working conditions, benefit & development in the public service and allied industries.
PAWUSA's Priority Focus Areas
Strengthening the campaign for a living wage;
Job security and the elimination of casual and contract employment;
Fight against Corruption and Poor Public Services
Fight for Equality and Recognition of Minorities
Improving member benefits and quality of life;
Implementation of National Health Insurance
Fight for Climate Justice and Environmental Protection