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Title:The institute for industrial education and worker education
Author:Maree, J.ISNI
Periodical:South African Labour Bulletin
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:workers' education
trade unions
Abstract:The Institute for Industrial Education (IIE) was founded with the express purpose of providing African workers with education after the mass strike in Durban in 1973. At about the same time African unions combined together to form the Trade Union Advisory and Co-ordinating Council (TUACC). The IEE worked closely with these unions which eventually formed part of the Federation of South African Trade Unions (FOSATU), but considerable tensions and conflict arose between them. The conflict was basically over the form of the worker education that the IEE was to provide and the relation between the HE and the emerging trade unions. This article examines the disputes between IEE and the TUACC unions. In particular it focuses on the roles of intellectuals in these bodies because the conflict was really fought out between them with workers playing a passive role. Notes.