The University of Cape Town's Academics Union (AU) negotiates members' pay and conditions and we offer members advice on the following: grievances, ad-hominem promotions, probation, contract working and professional issues. You can find links to the University of Cape Town's policies for some of the above issues in this menu.

But it's often the case that members find themselves calling on the AU when they run into a problem that affects them as individuals. Problems like these can arise in any number of ways. And one of the main benefits of belonging to AU is that, if a difficult situation arises, we can help by giving advice, support and representation.