The congress of south african trade unions strongly condemns recent violent attacks by swaziland police on trade union meetings and sends a message of solidarity and support to the swazi workers struggling for democracy and the right to organise in free and independent trade unions on 14 march 2015. Globalisation, the government's macro-economic policy and congress alliance politics have become the new challenges facing the trade union movement in south africa globalisation is regarded as an inevitable force sweeping all parts of 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.
The eight challenges of the international trade union movement a) we must arm ourselves with a vision and a programme for an alternative globalisation, based on equality, social justice and sustainable development, as is the case at this congress with the “2014-2017 strategic plan. Congress of south african trade unions (cosatu) are instructive in this regard the close links between liberation and labour movements in parts of southern africa are still visible case of the namibian labour movement may exemplify some of the challenges faced by unions in the sadc region. In the parlance of the congress of south african trade unions (cosatu) ‘transformative unionism’ shapes the choices, 2011) at face value, the increase seems high, but if one the challenges that south africa faces the picture is not all rosy, however, with webster and von holdt (2005) showing that restructuring at the workplace.
22 radical reform and trade union strategy in the south african labour movement 25 13 rdp and gear: radical reform and macroeconomic policy 35 24 strategic unionism and shop floor emphasis of radical reform 41. The challenges facing south africa’s labour market in 2016 have been evident in a number of recent judgments and in ongoing processes of engagement between social partners. 1 trade union perceptions amongst local government call-centre workers: challenges and opportunities for the south african municipal workers’ union (samwu.
The south african trade union movement: a brief history the union of south africa, formed in 1910, was characterized by a political partnership between englishspeaking and afrikaans- -speaking whites, representing their mining and. Globalization has proved a complex and multi-faceted process for workers around the world, as are the strategies they must develop to face its challenges a new ilo book examines some of the crucial issues facing the trade union movement. South africa's newest trade union federation, saftu, comes at a time of declining political influence by unions, compared to during the struggle against apartheid they are also seen as elitist. Quiet corruption: teachers unions and leadership in south african township schools by kathlyn mcclure pattillo class of 2012 of government service delivery, in xenophobic attacks against refugees and, as in this case, in strikes by trade unions 11 the principal, alarmed, tries to calm them down “what stop it please on my knees. The congress of south african trade unions (cosatu) played a key role in challenging the policies of the apartheid government in the 1980's an exposition of some of the challenges faced by trade unions in post-apartheid south africa 211 trade union finnemore & van der merwe (1989:39) define a trade union as an organization of.
Successor to the organisation of african unity (oau), the african union (au) is a multilateral institution established in 2002 that attempts to address a broad variety of challenges facing the african continent, including regional integration, security and underdevelopment. The extent and effects of casualisation in southern africa: analysis of lesotho, mozambique, south africa, this is a big challenge for trade unions in their pursuit to the challenges facing workers in the region is striking first, it shows that casualisation is a global. South african trade unions: a historical overview 14 13 current labour market challenges facing trade unions 16 14 explaining unemployment in south africa 17 15 possible trade union responses to labour market challenges 20 16 ways in which south african trade unions have intervened in the labour market 22. Given these structural changes and new challenges, trade unions in all countries are discussing and exploring new forms of organizing and mobilizing, new means of international cooperation, and new alliances with other civil society organizations.
Logistics challenges facing pharmaceutical industries in south africa introduction south africa is the most developed country in africa and reflected from it being selected to host the 2010 soccer world cup it has resulted in an economic boost for the country. With particular focus on south african trade unions during the apartheid and post-apartheid periods, the course will examine the nature and the role of these unions as workers' representatives both in the workplace and beyond(ie in the broader society), and how that role is changing in the contemporary period and the future implications thereof. However, the main textile workers' union, backed by the congress of south african trade unions (cosatu), is vehemently opposed to the fmf's legal challenge and has threatened a range of action—including a general strike—unless firms publicly dissociate themselves from the fmf and withdraw their financial support for the organisation. Challenges in the construction industry in south africa by: guest author hr essentials to our most trusted reader/client, we would like to thank you for your support and loyalty 2016 has been a great year and we hope that you enjoy reading our updates and we trust we will still have you as our reader in 2017.
Trade unions, the detrimental effects on the local and informal economies, the failure of the south african macro-economic policy environment and the positive effect that wal-mart will have on consumers are all presented and analysed. To the extent that these products can be sourced at lower cost from the south, african countries can afford to import more of them, leading to greater productive capacity and, ultimately, increased trade. Gaps in accountability, immunity for african heads of state, and threats from extremist groups are a few of the topics covered in this q&a with aisha abdullahi, the african union (au) commissioner for the department of political affairs, where she discusses what roles the african union, the regional.
\n the political role played by trade unions in south africa is clearly to be seen in the activities of the congress of south african trade unions (cosatu), an organisation that was established as early as 1985. The labour movement has become one of the most important civil society institutions in post-apartheid south africa, with the largest modern trade unions - cosatu, the national council of trade unions (nactu) and the federation of unions of south africa (fedusa) - representing millions of workers across the country. With womens day approaching on the 9th of august, manpower south africa provides insight into some of the challenges women still face competing in a mans world.