Industrialisation and Trade Union Organization in South Africa, 1924-1955: The Rise and Fall of the South African Trades and Labour Council

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The growth of the South African Trades and Labour Council was stimulated by the emergence of racially exclusive unions, radical non-racial unionism and old craft unions. Decline followed later when industrialization in the 1940s made traditional craftsmen lose their technical indispensability.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521263122
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 11/22/1984
  • Series: African Studies Series, #42
  • Pages: 258
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

List of tables; Note on terminology; Preface; List of abbreviations; 1. Introduction: South African trade unions, 1924–55; 2. Craft unions and mining unions to 1924; 3. The challenge to the craft unions, 1924–39; 4. Secondary industrialisation and the emergence of radical non-racial trade unionism between the wars; 5. Afrikaner nationalism and the trade unions, 1934–55; 6. Craft unions and dilution during the Second World War; 7. Scientific management and the restructuring of the division of labour, 1939–55; 8. The crisis of non-racial industrial unionism, 1939–55; 9. The breakup of the Trades and Labour Council, 1947–55; 10. Summary and conclusions; Appendices; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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