To render a professional service to all our members through democratically elected structures which are mandated by members in the interests of protecting them against any unfair practices.
To encourage professionalism of all our members towards each other and ensure that the community is treated with respect and dignity.
To promote a democratic labour environment and society, free from any unfair discrimination against gender, religion, race, culture or political beliefs; or any other form of unfair discrimination against any individual or group of people.
To unite and organise in all sectors in which our beliefs, values and aspirations are shared.
The Food and Allied Workers’ Union (F.A.W.U.) is a section 21, non- profit organisation (trade union) registered with the Department of Labour in South Africa. The union is a corporate body having perpetual succession and legal existence and has a constitution. It is an affiliate of the labour federation South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) and played a leading role in the establishment thereof after having split from Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU). The union’s core functions are recruiting and servicing its members and bargaining with employers over labour matters on its members’ behalf. The union recruits workers from the farming, forestry, food, fast food, beverage and fishing community, wholesale and retail as well as hospitality sectors.