Title first published in 2003. In recognition of the power of organised labour, the ANC Government elected in 1994 granted South Africa's unions unprecedented legal and constitutional rights. Despite these gains, the country's unions have faced a fresh set of challenges, many of them emanating from their political allies in Government. From Parliament to the factory floor, South Africa's unions are now confronted with threats as dangerous as those they confronted when organising illegally in the heyday of apartheid. The purpose of this book is to examine how South African unions have responded and how well prepared they are to meet the challenges that confront them in the new millennium.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
part 1|100 pages
The Politics of Trade Unionism in the ‘New South Africa’
part 2|73 pages
Organising in the Shadow of Flexibility
part 3|41 pages
Organising Under New Rules: The Impact of the New Labour Relations Regime