Trade Unions and Democracy

Trade Unions and Democracy

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Carefully analyzing the changes that characterize workersa€™ 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 Africaa€™s third democratic general election in 2004. Key issuesa€”such as internal union and parliamentary democracy, black empowerment, and the marginalization of women within the trade union movementa€”are discussed in relation to the working-class politics and the democratic transformation of South Africa. The findings of two previous surveys, conducted before the before the elections of 1994 and 1999, are also included.Cosatu Workersa#39; Political Attitudes in South Africa Sakhela Buhlungu ... Printing, Wood and Allied Workersa#39; Union (CEPPWAWU) x, 62-63, 182 child and disability grants 35 child maintenance grants ... Constitution 85, 221 Constitutional Court 24 , 84 Construction and Allied Workersa#39; Union (CAWU) 139 corruption 202, 221, anbsp;...

Title:Trade Unions and Democracy
Author:Sakhela Buhlungu
Publisher:HSRC Press - 2006


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