Who we are
CSTU is a body that brings together a local network of expertise on international law, trade union rights, human rights, and industrial relations.
• To defend and extend the rights of trade unions and trade unionists worldwide;
• To collect information and increase awareness of trade union rights and their violations;
• To carry out its activities in the spirit of the United Nations Charter, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Labour Organisation Conventions and appropriate international treaties.
CSTU’s membership include all civil servants in Malawi
CSTU has two constitutional supervisory bodies, the Executive Committee and the Administrative Council.
The Administrative Council provides a forum in which CSTU can present its work and proposals for action and in which key priority cases and issues are debated and examined.
INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS
CSTU is also continuously monitoring trade union rights worldwide and reporting on and responding to violations of these rights.
While CSTU’s main focus is on labour law and the rights to form and join trade unions and to carry out trade union activities, our work also involves defending the human rights of trade unionists and working with trade unions to address human rights problems.
AIMS & OBJECTIVES
(A) The CSTU believes that the exploitation of the working class can be ended only by socializing all means of production: distribution and exchange and establishing a Socialist State. Holding fast the ideal of socialism, the CSTU stands for the complete emancipation of the society from all exploitation.
(B) The CSTU fights:
(a) Against all encroachments on the economic and social rights of workers and for enlargement of their rights and liberties including the right to strike, for winning, defending and extending the freedom of the democratic and trade union movements,
To achieve its purpose the CSTU will constantly endeavor to build united activity with other central organisations and of unions and organisations affiliated and not affiliated, in the struggle for common objectives.
(b) The CSTU considers that the democratic functioning of the organisation at all levels and of its constituents is essential to achieve its objectives.
(c) The democratic functioning of the organisation requires strict adherence to the provisions of the Constitution regarding periodic meetings of CSTU bodies, to the discharge of the obligations of their responsibilities and the collective functioning of the various bodies under the Constitution
COMPOSITION OF THE CSTU
The CSTU consists of:
(i) Quadrennial conference,
(ii) Biennial Conference
(iii) Extra-Ordinary delegates conference
(iv) National executive council
(v) Regional committee
(vi) District committee
(vii) Workplace committee
(viii) Members (Rank & File)