NAPTOSA, the second largest union in the education sector, was registered by the Registrar of Labour Relations as the Trade Union on 1 November 2006. Furthermore, .
NAPTOSA enjoys all the rights of a trade union and operates within the National ELRC under the name of the Combined Trade Unions (CTU), called CTU – ATU. The Provincial Autonomous Teachers’ Unions (ATU) consist of NAPTOSA (the corresponding party), NATU, PEU, PSA and SAOU.
NAPTOSA is the only education sector union that is truly representative of the demographics of South Africa. Its strength lies in the diverse backgrounds of its members, bound by a common commitment to professionalism and to educating the youth of South Africa.
Please note the following:
Any person (educator or other employee) employed in a public or private education institution in the education sector.
The fee is R99.90 per member per month (2019). The NAPTOSA National Council will review the fee on an annual basis. The fee may be increased only after the Registrar of Labour has approved an amendment to the NAPTOSA constitution to this effect.
New members will receive a letter of welcome, a diary (if available), a brochure containing information regarding the functioning of the union and copies of the latest communications with members.
The union has a head office in Pretoria and provincial offices, as well as, in some cases, satellite offices, in all the provinces (except Limpopo). Office staff will be responsible for rendering the above services to members. Members in Limpopo will be serviced by the Gauteng office and those in the Northern Cape by the Free State office.
Yes. Although not entitled to be a full member, such a person may be admitted, on application, as an Associate of the union. An Associate will pay an annual fee as determined by the NAPTOSA Executive Committee. He/she will receive the publications of the union as well as other benefits, as determined by the National Executive Committee.
A Life Award. Such a person will be entitled to the same benefits as an Associate. A non-member who has rendered outstanding service to the union may be made an Honorary Associate.
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