Trade unions in South Africa, 1970-1980

a directory and statistics
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StatementShirley Miller.
SeriesSaldru working paper ;, no. 45
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LC ClassificationsHD6870.5.A5 M55 1982
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Paginationxxxxv, 278 p. ;
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Open LibraryOL3100016M
ISBN 100799204692
LC Control Number82205122

Get this from a library. Trade unions in South Africa, a directory and statistics. [Shirley Miller, (Writer on labor unions)]. This chapter focuses on the role of trade unions in South Africa’s economy.

Following a historical overview of the South African trade union movement before and after the end of apartheid, it considers the labour market legislation and institutions formed since Two such laws are discussed, namely, the Labour Relations Act and the Basic Conditions of Cited by: 2.

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Search OpenSALDRU. Search OpenSALDRUCited by: 1. In the s various trade unions from different backgrounds ranging from conservative craft unions, white racist industrial unions, white dominated racially mixed industrial unions and non-racial industrial unions merged to form one trade union called South African Trades and Labour Council (SATLC), popularly known as the Trade and Labour Council.

REGISTERED TRADE UNIONS IN SOUTH AFRICA For 31 May Information provided by the Department of Labour: For more information please visit OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR OF LABOUR RELATIONS LABORIA HOUSEs Private Bag x, Pretoria, / Schoeman Street, Pretori.

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) played a key role in challenging the policies of the apartheid government in the 's. Various strategies were used in. Based on Barret & Mullins during the s the modern trade union movement was formed in South Africa.

Organizations which were referred to as advice centres grew and these centres evolved into trade unions, which led to a series of strikes in in Durban. By there were registered trade unions.

27 Since the s, trade union density in Africa (except South Africa) has seen a decline. In most Sub-Saharan African countries, union density is about a quarter of the formal sector workers (Kester & SidibeBritwum ).File Size: 2MB.

I, Marié Uys, hereby declare that “Factors influencing the future of trade unions as organisations in South Africa” is my own work and that the observations, views and opinions expressed in this study are those of the author and the relevant literature references as shown in the references.

only non-racial trade union co-ordinating body in South Africa. It has a membership of fifty-one affiliated unions and represents £3, workers—40, of these are African, wh are Coloured, Indian and European.

Most of the African unions in South Africa belong to it. The Congress came into existenc 19^5"e i inn, order to provide. General Federation of Trade Unions (UK) Scottish Trades Union Congress; Trades Union Congress; Current unions.

The following is a list of major independent trade unions, which are solely accountable to their members and free from employer domination as it. Trade Unions in an Emerging Economy: The Case of South Africa 3 ).

As a result, the labour market was characterized by a strong racial division of labour that would persist for decades to come.

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The core foundation of collective bargaining legislation in South Africa. Carefully analyzing the changes that characterize workers' political orientations, this study considers the results of a survey of the political attitudes of members of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) undertaken prior to South Africa's third democratic general election in Key issues--such as internal union and parliamentary democracy, black /5(3).

Sakhela Buhlungu is a professor of sociology at the University of Pretoria and a former professor and codirector of the Sociology of Work Unit at the University of Johannesburg. He is the author of Trade Unions and Party Politics: Labour Movements in ko Tshoaedi is a senior lecturer in the department of sociology at the University of South Africa and the author of Trade Unions Price: $ The report argues that a call for the recovery of the agency of the trade union movement begins.

with rejection of radical reform, and that it is important to return to but update – the union’s –. pre revolutionary politics in order to realise socialism. Background of the trade union movement.

Although trade unions had a presence throughout the modern history of South Africa, Black trade unions never managed to establish a permanent presence until the emergence of unions in the later s and s.

The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) is a trade union federation in South Africa. It was founded inand is the second largest of the country’s main trade union confederations, with 21 affiliated trade unions organisingworkers.

Sesant, U: Solidarity. 5: Volume 5 Part 1 focuses on the historical significance of African solidarity in as far as South Africa's struggle for national liberation is concerned. This is done in order to challenge the notion and widely shared prejudice permeating South African historiography; that while South Africa is geographically a part of the African continent; its history is not integral to that of the 5/5(1).

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Trade Unions Defining trade unions 20 Reasons for joining a trade union 24 Trade union structure and Organisation Trade Unions and the Labour Relations Act 27 Employers' organisations. 29 Umbrella organisations: Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) 30File Size: KB.

Solidarity (Afrikaans: Solidariteit) is a South African trade union that negotiates on behalf of its members and attempts to protect workers' rights. Although the union is often involved in issues of political import, it does not align or formally affiliate itself with any political ation: ITUC, CONSAWU.

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) is a trade union federation in South Africa. It was founded in and is the largest of the country's three main trade union federations, with 21 affiliated trade ation: ITUC, WFTU, ICFTU-AFRO.

The chapter first provides a historical overview of the South African trade union movement before and after the apartheid, followed by a brief discussion of the labor market legislation and institutions formed since There is a detailed evaluation of the impact of trade unions and wage legislation on labor market outcomes in South Africa.

THE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY OF SOUTH AFRICAN TRADE UNIONS: A LABOUR LAW PERSPECTIVE by MAKWENA ERNEST MANAMELA Submitted in accordance with the requirements for the degree of DOCTOR OF LAWS at the UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AFRICA SUPERVISOR: DR AH DEKKER JUNE CHAPTER 6: SOUTH AFRICAN TRADE UNIONS AND EMPLOYERS' ORGANISATIONS - THE TRIPARTITE RELATIONSHIP SOUTH AFRICAN TRADE UNIONS THE TRADE UNION MOVEMENT AT THE BEGINNING OF THE s The Overall Position (); Sociopolitical Orientations (); Trade Union Policies and Practices () DEVELOPMENTS DURING.

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South African trade unions: a historical account, The growth in size and sophistication of the trade union movement in South Africa over a relatively short period of time has been spectacular.

It has resulted in changes in employment practices and has inspired the belief that unionism and wider political trends are indivisible. The Communist Party of South Africa (CPSA) played an important role in building the trade union movement in the s.

In particular, it established the Congress of Non-European Trade Unions (CNETU) which claimed a membership ofworkers in affiliated trade unions by Tomorrow It Could Be You: Strikes and Boycotts in South Africa, (Trade Unions.

Past, Present and Future) [Carson, Tracy] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Tomorrow It Could Be You: Strikes and Boycotts in South Africa, (Trade Unions. Past, Present and Future)Author: Tracy M.

Carson. In a continent often associated with civil wars, malnutrition, and corruption, Trade Unions and the Coming of Democracy in Africa uniquely tells of the preeminent role that African trade unions played in ousting dictatorships and bringing democracy to many African countries in the s and s.

It relates how democratic trade unions in South Africa, Ghana, Zambia, Cited by:   Trade unions in South Africa have a history dating back to the s. From the beginning unions could be viewed as a reflection of the racial disunity of the country, with the earliest unions.

The South African Railways and Harbours Union and the Food and Canning Workers' Union were among the founder members. The Industrial Conciliation Act, banned the registration of multi-racial trade unions.

It was explicitly political and was one of the founders of the Congress Alliance in Its first conference in proclaimed that the fights for economic and.

South African trade unions: A historical overview 14 Current labour market challenges facing trade unions 16 Explaining unemployment in South Africa 17 Possible trade union responses to labour market challenges 20 Ways in which South African trade unions have intervened in the labour market 22 Chapter two: Methodology File Size: KB.South Africa is one of the unionised countries in the world and the involvement of trade unions in resolving disputes including grievances and disciplinary matters is : Themba Mzangwa.consolidate sustained action on social protection by trade unions working together with other progressive forces.

The book has four main chapters. Chapter one is a foundation chapter that lays an overview of the social protection schemes in Africa, focusing on the types, mainFile Size: 2MB.