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Each of the following institutions is a partner in the Chemissa organisation. For more information, visit the respective partner's website.

Chemical and Allied Industries Association (CAIA)
CAIA was established in 1993, though its origins can be traced back to the Transvaal Chemical Manufacturers' Association (TCMA), which was formed over 50 years ago.

In 1994, CAIA launched Responsible Care in South Africa to respond to public concerns about the manufacture, storage, transport, use, and disposal of chemicals.

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The Department of Trade and Industry (The DTI)
The DTI is a national department of the South African government. Its vision is to foster a "...dynamic industrial, globally competitive South African economy, characterised by inclusive growth and development, decent employment and equity, built on the full potential of all citizens."

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Plastics South Africa (Plastics|SA)
Plastics SA is the mouthpiece of South African plastics industry. Previously known as the Plastics Federation of South Africa, they proudly represent polymer producers and importers, converters, machine suppliers and recyclers.

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Chemical Energy Paper Printing Wood and Allied Workers Union (CEPPWAWU)
CEPPWAWU was formed on 24 February 1999, as a result of a merger between two unions, Chemical Workers Industrial Union (CWIU) and Paper Printing and Allied Workers Union (PPWAWU). The union has a membership of 68 000 and a staff of 106 ranging from Administrators and Organisers to Researchers and Educators.

The union has members in industries ranging from Oil refineries, Explosives, Chemical, Pulp, Paper, Printing, Furniture, Saw Milling etc. and we are the majority union in all these industries. This has allowed the union to be in a strong position to bargain for its members.

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Union South Africa (UASA)
UASA is one of South Africa's oldest trade unions with a rich labour history dating back to 1894. The main objective of the Union is to look after the interest of its members and to foster a spirit of unison among workers in general.

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South African Chemical Workers Union (SACWU)
SACWU can be contacted via The Secretary:
Tel: (011) 838 6581
Fax: (011) 838 6622 . 086 518 3141
Postal address: P O Box 236, Johannesburg, 2000

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