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Title:COSATU'S contested legacy: South African trade unions in the second decade of democracy
Editors:Buhlungu, SakhelaISNI
Tshoaedi, Malehoko
Year:2012
Pages:314
Language:English
City:Cape Town
Publisher:HSRC Press
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:trade unions
labour history
attitudes
politics
Link:https://www.hsrcpress.ac.za/books/cosatus-contested-legacy
Abstract:This volume about the Congress of South African Trade Unions, COSATU, highlights the successes and opportunities, setbacks and failures faced by South Africa's largest trade union federation in recent times. Drawing on quantitative data from four time series surveys of union members conducted since 1994, the authors analyse trends in workers' perceptions of workplace democray, union politics and South African politics in general. Contributions: A contested legacy: organisational and political challenges facing COSATU (Sakhela Buhlungu and Malehoko Tshoaedi); The experience of conducting a longitudinal study: the COSATU Workers' Survey, 2008 (Christine Bischoff and Malehoko Tshoaedi); COSATU, oligarchy and the consolidation of democracy in an African context (Johann Maree); Making sense of unionised workers' political attitudes: the (un)representation of women's voices in COSATU (Malehoko Tshoaedi); The sociology of upward mobility among COSATU shop stewards (Themba Masondo); COSATU, the '2010 Class Project' and the contest for 'the soul' of the ANC (Ari Sitas); 'What would you do if the government fails to deliver?': COSATU members' attitudes towards service delivery (Sarah Mosoetsa); COSATU's influence on policy-making in post-apartheid South Africa: fact and fiction (Grace Khunou); COSATU members and strike violence: what we learn from quantitative and qualitative data (Karl von Holdt); COSATU and internal migrant workers: old fault lines, new dilemmas (Nomkhosi Xulu); COSATU's attitudes and policies towards external migrants (Mondli Hlatshwayo); The trade union movement and the Tripartite Alliance: a tangled history (Sakhela Buhlungu and Stephen Ellis). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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