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National Education Health and Allied Workers Union (NEHAWU)

Contact Person: Vusi Nhlapo
Address: 56 Marshall Street Marshalltown
P O Box 10812 Johannesburg 2000
City: Johannesburg
Country: South Africa
Phone Number: + 27 + 11 + 833-2902
Fax Number: + 27 + 11 + 834-3416
General Information: Sectors Organised: State, Health, Education and Welfare

NEHAWU was founded on 27th and 28th June 1987 by workers from the Education, Health, Government and Social Welfare. The Union is affiliated to COSATU- Congress of South African Trade Unions, which is the biggest federation in the country with 1.9 million members.

NEHAWU is in COSATU for strong one workers voice, to unite with workers from other progressive section of our South African society. With over 231 000 members.

NEHAWU is the biggest Public Sector Union and the biggest in the Public Service Central negotiations structure in South Africa.

NEHAWU is based on the following core principles:

  • Worker control of the union;

  • Non-racialism;

  • Worker leadership;

  • Democratic decision-making through mandates and report-backs;

  • Worker solidarity : An injury to one is an injury to all!;

  • International Solidarity.

  • There are currently 9 NEHAWU Provincial offices / structures around the country, with 72 Branches.

    Membership: 234 607

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