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Kally Forrest

Grievance to Collective Action

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Contrary to stories many unions tell the Casual Workers Advice Office (CWAO) believes the mainly labour brokered workers it services can be successfully organised. Indeed the article documents many victories.

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Fees must fall but wages must rise

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With solidarity from the student Fees Must Fall movement in 2015 and 2016, outsourced general workers at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) won a longstanding demand to be insourced. Kally Forrest interviewed workers about the protests and what they won.

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21. Creative new directions

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This is the third in a series of articles on the history of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa). Once the union became the major bargaining partner on the engineering industrial council in 1987 it turned its attention to restructuring its industries and the economy. Kally Forrest explains its experiment to achieve this by means of worker-driven research groups.

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Metal workers’ power in action

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Strikes are the way trade unions build power. Kally Forrest tells how workers in the metal unions, later to become the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa), built power in three critical strikes and strike waves in the early 1980s, which also deeply undermined grand apartheid.

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Metal workers’ power in action

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Strikes are the way trade unions build power. Kally Forrest tells how workers in the metal unions, later to become the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa), built power in three critical strikes and strike waves in the early 1980s, which also deeply undermined grand apartheid.

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Waste pickers

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In the previous Labour Bulletin Kally Forrest wrote about how waste pickers in South Africa are getting organised. In this second article she explains how waste reclaimers can play an important role in preventing climate change– but there are forces hostile to waste picker recycling, which they will have to fight.

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Asserting thier Metal

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At the beginning of the 1980s the new metal unions, later to merge to form the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa), were small and weak. Kally Forrest tells how they built power through mass recruitment campaigns, and how this protected them from being smashed by the state and forced employers to grant basic worker rights.

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Asserting thier Metal

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At the beginning of the 1980s the new metal unions, later to merge to form the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa), were small and weak. Kally Forrest tells how they built power through mass recruitment campaigns, and how this protected them from being smashed by the state and forced employers to grant basic worker rights.

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