Congress

The supreme governing structure of FEDUSA is National Congress. According to our constitution, National Congress is held every three (3) years. The main objectives of any given Congress is to report on the previous three years’ work, make new resolutions for policy direction, and elect new National Office-Bearers (NOBs).

The previous Congress was held in 2008, meaning that 2011 will be the next Congress. A date in middle November will still be finalised.

National Executive Committee

The supreme governing structure of FEDUSA between the three-yearly National Congress is the National Executive Committee (NEC).  The NEC consists of representatives from each of the affiliated trade unions and seats are allocated proportional to relative membership size.

In a non-Congress year the NEC meets once per quarter.  See the Calendar on the main page for the dates of these meetings for this year.

Management Committee

The Management Committee (ManCom) is tasked with governing the day-to-day activities of the Federation.  ManCom consists of all National Office-Bearers, Senior Secretariat and additional co-opted representatives from various affiliated trade unions.

The Management Committee meets six (6) times per year or as the need arises.  For meeting dates, see the Calendar on the Home page.

Financial Committee

The Financial Committee (FinCom) assists the Management Committee with technical work surrounding the finances of the Federation.  FinCom is chaired by the Vice-President (Finance) and the Secretariat function is shared by the General Secretary and the Financial Officer.

FinCom meets five (5) times per year or as necessary.  See the Calendar on the Home page for meeting dates

Social Justice Committee

The Social Justice Committee deals with all social and human rights matters in the country; including gender, HIV & AIDS, and child labour.  The Social Justice Committee is chaired by the Vice-President (Social Justice) and the Social Policy Officer performs the secretariat function.

The Social Justice Committee meets once every quarter.  See the Calendar on the Home page for meeting dates

Media & Communications Committee

The Media & Communication Committee (MCC) deals with all issues related to media campaigns, corporate identity and communications in the Federation.  The MCC is chaired by the Vice-President (Development) and the secretariat function is performed by the Media Officer.

The MCC meets quarterly and exact meeting dates can be found under Calendar on the Home page

Occupational Health & Safety Forum

The Occupational Health & Safety Forum (OHSF) deals with all matters related to occupational health and safety in the country.  The OHSF is chaired by the Vice-President of Training & Development and the secretariat function is performed by the Training Officer.

The OHSF meets once every quarter.  For exact meeting dates, see the Calendar on the Home page

Training & Education Committee

The Training & Education Committee (TEC) deals with all matters pertaining to training and education in the Federation and in the country.  The TEC is chaired by Mr Eddie de Klerk (UTATU Deputy General Secretary),vice-chaired by Prof Pierre van Niekerk (SAPTU Deputy President) and the secretariat function is performed by the Training Officer.

The TEC meets quarterly and exact meeting dates can be found in the Calendar on the Home page