As a registered trade union, the PSA’s main objective is the effective protection and promotion of the collective and individual rights and interests of its members at their respective workplaces.
In terms of its Statute, the PSA’s objectives, amongst others, are:
- to promote and to protect the rights and interests of its members
- to represent its members in all negotiations with their employers
- to provide legal assistance to its members in connection with their employment
- to strive to secure a well-paid, efficient and contented Public Service adequate for the needs of the State
- to take such steps as are deemed necessary to secure and maintain cordial relations and the fullest measure of co-operation with the Government and the general public in matters affecting the Public Service with a view to efficiency and economy combined with the well-being of those employed: Provided that the PSA shall not endeavour to secure advantages to members by the exercise of political or other undue influence
- to suggest, promote, support, oppose legislation or other measures affecting the interests of its members
- to advise the Government of the Republic of South Africa upon all matters it refers to the PSA
- to issue literature for the information and enlightenment of its members and the public
- to affiliate or cooperate with any association or union having the same or similar objectives of those of the PSA
- to affiliate with and participate in the affairs of any international workers’ organisation or the International Labour Organisation
- to conduct any lawful business in furtherance of the objectives of the PSA and to secure for members special advantages in any mutual benefit, co-operative or other concerns.