AUPCTRE exists first as socio-political institution, which is what trade unions are. It is also a legal institution because it is a registered trade union.


AUPCTRE is a union committed to the ideals of social democracy must commit itself to addressing problems of workers in the work place and problems of workers and society generally outside the work-place.

About Us -Union Ideology
The Fundamental Ideals and Focus of AUPCTRE recognize that trade unions are essentially class organization of workers. That being the case, its membership are part and parcel of the working class irrespective of their ethnic, regional and religious affiliations and not members of the conservative and or business-class, that is, the national bourgeoisie who irrespective of their ethnic, regional and religious affiliations are united either in business, boardrooms, political parties, highbrow social clubs and seek to influence or control government largely for the benefit of their class while claiming to govern in the interest of the people and nation but also committed to sustaining extremes of affluence of a tiny minority and extreme of poverty the vast majority of the people including the pauperisations of the so called middle class. For them, social justice is narrowly defined to exclude economic justice. For them, feudal and neo-feudal conservative features of inequality are ordained. For them, social mobility should be the exception. For them, the more poverty persists, the stronger their promotion in the society. For them politics and governance should be the exclusive preserve of the privileged or their stooges. For them, ethnic, regional and religious cleavages must be constantly fanned in order to divide the people and entrench their dominance. For them, the market and profit is the cardinal determinant of the State, prosperity and national well-being. For them, therefore, success in life is interpreted in terms of personal prosperity at the expense of general development and well-being.

Purpose and Ideals of AUPCTRE
AUPCTRE exists first as socio-political institution, which is what trade unions are. It is also a legal institution because it is a registered trade union.

AUPCTRE exists primarily to advance and protect the economic and social well being of workers who are its members. By that, it is its inherent function to solve rank and file members’ problems that is, workplace grievances, improves their working conditions in the areas of salaries and wages, allowances, promotion, safety, productivity, security of employment and a fulfilled working life.

AUPCTRE also exists to address problems of workers who are its members that have their sources from outside the work place. These include housing rent, health-care, transportation for self and children, inflation, poverty, taxation, economic policy of government, unemployment and democracy, etc. The ideal of social democracy enjoins trade unions to address employment-based problems and societal problems identified above as the traditions and cardinal functions of well meaning trade unions.

AUPCTRE therefore, as a union committed to the ideals of social democracy must commit itself to addressing problems of workers in the work place and problems of workers and society generally outside the work-place. This is because there exist definite linkages between workers problems in the work place and their larger society.

The above enjoins AUPCTRE, its members and leaders to manifest nationalistic perspectives rather than sectional or regional because work-place problems and those emanating in society affect rank and file members and the entire working-class irrespective of ethnic, regional and religious affiliations.