On the 27 May 2009, the registrar of labour relations , in terms of section 109(2) of the labour Relations Act, 1995 , the South African Postal Workers union had been registered and recognized as a trade union.
Its main function was to
(1) Negotiate salaries, salary increases and working terms
(2) Regulate the relationship between it members and their employers
(3) Raise demands to employers on behalf of their members or the employees
(4) Help settle their disputes with their employers