The Aviation Union of Southern Africa is a registered trade Union in terms of the Labour Relations Act (Act 66 of 1996).The value of the benefit of being a member of the Aviation Union of Southern Africa ultimately accrues to its expertise representation elected from amongst the membership.
Therefore the membership has a direct voice within the Management, maintenance and governance of the Union’s well being. As at March 2004, membership totaled some 2200 members, and it is wishing to increase that figure substantially, since it is AUSA’s intention to recruit membership from around the Aviation Industry, Locally and Internationally. The administration of the Union is done by employed personnel, and elected Executive Council Office Bearers. The administration is governed by the Union’s Constitution laid out in terms of Law firstly and secondly by the substance of this document. Purpose of the Union The Aviation Union of Southern Africa is striving to be the single most skillful, professional, representative, TRADE UNION in the Aviation Labour Market.
The Aviation Union of Southern Africa believes in the following three principles for its success:-• “Total Commitment” to both the RECRUITMENT and “PROVIDING A SERVICE” to members is of paramount importance.• Ever constant commitment and dedication is required to further the six fundamental Trade Union rights.- The right to work
- The right to Associate
- The right to Collective Bargaining
- The right to Withhold Labour
- The right to Protection
- The right to Develop Stakeholders and Role-Players,
the Stakeholders and role players that are relevant for the AUSA are: