There is broad agreement now that sa needs a minimum wage for a number of countries around the world, including brazil, the minimum. The congress of south african trade unions (cosatu) is the biggest of the country's three main labour. The south african post office and trade unions have reached an agreement over salary increases, bringing an end to the strike.
Trade unions in south africa have a history dating back to the 1880s from the beginning unions could be viewed as a reflection of the racial disunity of the. Rustenburg - trade unions have declared a wage dispute against pep stores , the southern african clothing and textile workers union. In late november 1985, more than 33 unions joined together to form the congress of south african trade unions (cosatu), the largest.
Affiliated trade unions airline association south africa (alpa-sa) tel : 011 394 5310 fax: 011 970 1357 postal address: po box 769, kempton park. South african federation of trade unions (saftu) has called for a general strike on 25th of april against the introduction of the national. This paper provides a historical overview of the south african trade union movement, followed by a brief discussion of the labour market.
African trade unions during the apartheid and post-apartheid periods, and discussion and analysis of the changes that trade unions in south africa and. Do you belong to a trade union or do you want to join a trade union in south africa find out about the aims of the trade union, functions of trade union, union . Registered trade unions in south africa for 31 may 2017 information provided by the department of labour: for more information please visit.
Trade unions are juristic entities and volitional associations that have, however , ceronie (2007) postulates that, in south africa, there has been a loss of. The congress of south african trade unions (cosatu) was launched on 1 december 1985, at the height of the struggle against apartheid. In south africa, trade unions for many years not only fought for worker's rights within the workplace but also beyond the workplace trade unions started as.
Labour unions have played an integral role as a voice for social transformation in south africa during apartheid, their objectives were distinctly. For the african national congress (anc), a movement with close ties to the trade unions and the south african communist party, this is radical. A milestone has been reached in the history of the south african trade union movement we are here to build a new, vibrant, independent,. The trade union movement in south africa is extremely powerful this is not only because of the high proportion of unionised employees and.