Reviewed by Langa Zita
At its recent congress, SACTWU, the country's third largest union, outlined the difficult economic choices which workers need to make, and became the first major union to call for a social market economy.
The bodies of three women workers were found in laundry bins on the morning of 3 January 2006. Behind this gruesome deed lies a story of workplace abuse and abject refusal to grant workers their rights and human dignity. Mirriam Makhalemele looks behind th
Poet Lebogang Mashile speaks to Makhosazana Xaba, also a poet about winning the 2006 Noma Award for Publishing in Africa
By Karl von Holdt
Industrial restructuring is at the heart of the trade unions' development of alternative economic strategies for South Africa.
By Andrian du Plessis.
At the lowest end of the global supply chain in the garment industry are workers and the organisations that attempt to represent them. Many of these workers face similar working conditions, similar abuses and work for similar CMT operations for similar mar
Ebrahim Harvey looks at the political ramifications of the demostrations by anti-privatisation activists outside the home of former trade unionist turned Johannesburg mayor Amos Masondo
A number of prominent anti-apartheid activists died over the last two month. Terry Bell pays tribute to former trade unionist Ray Alexander
There are times, when trying to chart the way forward, that we tend to forget and pay tribute to those who came before us. The Labour Bulletin pays tribute to three former trade unionists: Nimrod Sejake, Moses Ndlovu and Wilton Mkwayi who died recently.
Devan Pillay looks at some of the developments in labour during November and December 1990.
In this issue of Red Eye the recent wage dispute outside Labour Minister Membathisi Mdladlana is reported on. The contents of a recent email on Commie Sex are also provided.
Anglo American Executive Director, Bobby Godsell, comments that the Reconstruction and Development Programme (RDP) is a valuable first step, but questions whether it sets achievable targets.
The DTI process provided for the establishment of a focus group, which included a number of economists who provided input on the IMS. The Labour Bulletin elicited the views of some of those who participated in the process.
COSATU and ANC economist Alec Erwin argues that the Reconstruction and Development Programme (RDP) is a unique programme which can mobilise the organisations, people and resources of civil society behind development.
Eddie Webster a member of the Labour Bulletin editorial board from the beginning reflects on its achievements and its future.
Paul Benjamin argues that the debate about a bill of rights holds too many dangers for it to be ignored by the trade union movement.
What were the reasons behind the August mass action campaign? And what does the success of the action mean for the ANC, its allies, and its opponents? Jeremy Baskin looks at these questions as well as the future of the aborted SACCOLA/COSATU charter.