Food Allies Worker Union

FAWU Objectives (Principles)

The union endeavours to:

National Union

Organise all workers in the SA food industry into one national union

Promote Member Interest

Promote the interests of members in particular and workers in general;

Education

Educate workers about their rights

Legal Assistance

Provide legal assistance to members in the interest of the union

Advise on Legislation

Consider and advise on legislation that affect members and to support or oppose such policies e.g. by making representations to public and other bodies

Obtain Employment

Assist members to obtain employment and to seek to induce employers in the food industry to employ trade union labour

Enhance Relations

To enhance relations between members and their employers and to protect the interests of members

Negotiations

Negotiate beneficial collective agreements between members and employers

Worker Leadership

Promote worker leadership and democratic structures within the union

Obtain Employment

Promote a spirit of trade union solidarity amongst all workers irrespective of race, creed and gender

Standards Of Living

To promote decent standards of living and social justice

Co-operate

Co-operate with progressive trade unions or worker organisations in SA and abroad in the general interest of the working class movement

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  • Apartheid Era
  • Apartheid Era
  • Apartheid Era

During apartheid, the union operated as “two” i.e. the African Food and Canning Workers’ Union
and the FCWU because of segregation laws at the time. Solidarity was evident between the two
“branches” of the union as they operated as one divided by name only.

During apartheid, the union operated as “two” i.e. the African Food and Canning Workers’ Union
and the FCWU because of segregation laws at the time. Solidarity was evident between the two
“branches” of the union as they operated as one divided by name only.

During apartheid, the union operated as “two” i.e. the African Food and Canning Workers’ Union
and the FCWU because of segregation laws at the time. Solidarity was evident between the two
“branches” of the union as they operated as one divided by name only.

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F.A.W.U - Food

Our aim is to Represent workers in SA agriculture industry with the highest standards that they deserve in the working environment.