1. To maintain and promote economic development, social justice, labour peace and democratisation of the workplace;
  2. To maintain and promote the viability of the fishing industry;
  3. To provide for the representation of small and medium enterprises and should the need arise the Bargaining Council shall establish a separate Chamber to cater for this particular interest group;
  4. To embark on programs to promote and strengthen the Bargaining Council including but not limited to encouraging the admission of parties;
  5. To negotiate, to bargain collectively and to consult on matters of mutual interest and issues which affect or may affect the relationship between parties to the Bargaining Council or their members and to provide for and to regulate collective agreements;
  6. To establish procedures to exempt parties or non-parties from collective agreements;
  7. Where affordable, to provide mechanisms for the dispute resolution functions referred to in the Act in order to prevent and resolve labour disputes within the Bargaining Council’s registered scope;
  8. To work with the applicable SETA’s to establish, promote and co-ordinate training, education and development schemes;
  9. To consider and deal with any other matter that may be of interest to the parties including but not limited to consider matters of mutual interest between the parties or their members in accordance with the provisions of the Act and this constitution; and
  10. To comply with its duties and functions in terms of the Act and its constitution.