The Lion and City Battlements represent Singapore, the Lion City.

The Lion also symbolises the stoutness of purpose of the AUPE in its quest to better the lot of public employees represented by the City Battlements, which has been internationally accepted by the symbol of public employees.

The highly stylised Oliver Branch signifies AUPE's desire to achieve its objectives by peaceful means.

The Gold of the badge symbolises the glory of the labour movement.

The White Circle encircling the Inner Circle with a Red Background symbolises the brotherhood among men and the purity of purpose in UNITY i.e. to better their standard of living in a peaceful world.

The motto "Mufakat Barkat" means that collective effort is virtuous.