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Title:The foreign impact on Lagos dockworker unionism
Author:Waterman, PeterISNI
Year:1979
Periodical:South African Labour Bulletin
Volume:5
Issue:8
Pages:16-33
Language:English
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:dockworkers
trade unions
Abstract:In the mid-1970s, the West African representative of the International Transportworkers Federation (ITF) put down the long-lived and notorious divisions amongst dockworkers in Lagos to factors of personality, of ethnicity and of ideology. The present article considers to what the divisions were rather a result of the work of the ITF and other foreign trade union bodies. The study deals principally with the period from Bid-1960 to mid- 1970 and concentrates on the impact of moderate reformist unions based in Western Europe or the United States. Sections: Introduction - The industry - The labour force - Trade unions - Explanations for division - National and international affiliation: the radical Amalgamated Dock-workers Transport and General Workers Union (ADWT & GWU) - National and international affiliation: the moderate ADWT & GWU - The African-American Labour Centre - The International Transport Workers Federation - Conclusion. Bibliogr., notes.
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