The NTEU, whose head office is in Port Elizabeth, is an amalgamation of the National Tertiary Education staff union (NTESU) and National Union of Tertiary employees of South Africa (NUTESA) and brings together 5 000 members.
The Food and Allied Workers Union (FAWU) is a section 21, non-profit organisation registered with the Department of Labour in South Africa. The union is a corporate body having perpetual succession and legal existence and have a constitution. It is an affiliate of the labour federation Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) and even played a leading role in the establishment thereof. The union’s core functions is recruiting and servicing its members and bargaining with employers over labour matters on its members’ behalf.