Confederation of South African Workers' Unions

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Full name Confederation of South African Workers' Unions
Founded 2003
Members 290 000
Affiliation ITUC
Key people Mr. Joel Mfingwana, President
Mrs. Thelma Louw, Deputy President
Mr. Monde Mkele, 1st Vice President
Mr. Piet Du Plooy, 2nd Vice President
Mr. Thulani Hlatshwayo, National Treasurer
Mrs. Hilda Marima, Equity Office Bearer
Mr. Rodney Damon, Sector Office Bearer
Mr. Khulile Nkushubana, General Secretary
Office location 21 Adriana Crescent, Gateway Industrial Park, Rooihuiskraal X25, Centurion, South Africa
Country South Africa

The Confederation of South African Workers' Unions (CONSAWU) is one of four national trade union centers in South Africa. It is affiliated with the International Trade Union Confederation.

Affiliated Trade Unions[edit]

  • Building, Wood & Allied Workers’ Union of South Africa (BWAWUSA)
  • Building Workers’ Union (BWU)
  • Federal Council of Retail & Allied Workers (FEDCRAW)
  • Food, Cleaning & Security Workers’ Union (FOCSWU)
  • Care Centre, Catering, Retail & Allied Worker’s Union of South Africa (CCRAWUSA)
  • National Certified Fishing & Allied Workers’ Union (NACFAWU)
  • National Union of Public Service & Allied Workers (NUPSAW)
  • National Union of Education (NUE)
  • South African Building & Allied Workers’ Organization (SABAWO)
  • South African Food, Retail & Agricultural Workers’ Union (SAFRAWU)
  • Trawler & Line Fishermen’s Union (TALFU)
  • Transport Action, Retail & General Workers’ Union (THOR)
  • Westcoast Workers’ Union (WWU)
  • National Construction Building & Allied Workers’ Union (NACBAWU)
  • Brick & General Workers’ Union (BGWU)
  • Commercial Workers’ Union of South Africa (CUSA)
  • Professional Educator’ Union (PEU)
  • Progressive General Employees Association of SA (PGEASA)
  • National Union of Hotel, Restaurant Catering, Commercial Health and Allied workers (NUHRCCHAW)
  • Mine, Engineering and Distributor Workers Union of South Africa (MEDWUSA)
  • Solidarity

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External links[edit]


  • ICTUR et al.,, ed. (2005). Trade Unions of the World (6th ed.). London, UK: John Harper Publishing. ISBN 0-9543811-5-7.