Sasbo has a network of regional organisers operating from the six regional offices throughout the country. They are full-time union employees and are tasked with recruiting new members and servicing the needs of existing members.
The first contact that a potential member has with the union is more often than not with the friendly and helpful Sasbo organiser. Members are encouraged to recruit new members as recruitment is the backbone of the union.
Each branch executive committee meets at least once every two months to deliberate over issues affecting the Sasbo membership. The committee system is designed to facilitate a free flow of information and advice between the branch executive committees, the Sasbo regional offices and Sasbo headquarters. Sasbo always needs dynamic and hardworking committee members so don’t be shy to come aboard one of the committees and do your bit. To sum up, branch executive committees deal with the day to day issues affecting members and are one vital link between the members themselves and between the members and the paid officials.
Thus, for example, the FNB SJC negotiates the annual salary increases and changes to working conditions with the FNB management.
SJC’s are also elected, or sometimes nominated, from amongst the ranks of the membership and negotiations with the respective employers take place with as much time and effort as those pertaining to the ‘big 4’.
Sasbo has a wealth of membership from smaller institutions who are an integral part of the union and are all welcome to take part on the union structures.
The Memnet communicators provide a vital communication link which enables the union to speedily spread information, test the validity of employer claims and gauge members’ views on issues affecting them.
Without these people the union would not function, they are the engine room, support them and look after them well.
That, in a nutshell, is how Sasbo works – surf the site for further interesting information and do not hesitate to give us your feedback or to ask any questions.