It is important to state some of the objectives NACTU
set itself and its founding congress that we outline in Clause 6 of the
NACTU Constitution to understand its role as a Federation.
To strive to build a united worker movement in our
To encourage eligible men and women to join trade
unions in order to contribute to the establishment of a broad
working class movement that will defend the rights of workers.
To work towards the creation of a just society
where there shall be political power in the hands of workers.
To develop effectiveness solidarity on a principle
basis in our society in order to deal with all matters affecting the
To assist in the enforcement of worker rights the
protection of their interests and human dignity noting
internationally accepted standards.
To advance the economic well being social interest
and working conditions of all workers.
To arrange seminars and courses to educate
affiliates and members as to their responsibilities both as trade
unionist and as members of their communities.
To assist members to establish workplace units to
promote industrial democracy.
To conduct and co-ordinate research in all matters
affecting workers, including the exploitative system in which
workers find themselves both at factory floor and in the broad
These objectives though not exhaustive are in the
NACTU constitution and together with the principles and policies have
guided NACTU through its existence.