The state of the union?: attitudes to South African trade unions

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2013
TITLE AUTHOR(S): S.Gordon, B.Roberts, J.Struwig
KEYWORDS: PUBLIC ATTITUDE, TRADE UNIONS
DEPARTMENT: Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery (DGSD), Education and Skills Development (ESD)
Web link: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/hsrc-review-march-2013/the-state-of-the-union
Intranet: HSRC Library: shelf number 7647

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Abstract

The South African organised labour movement is one of the most powerful and disciplined on the African continent. One of the central actors of the democratic struggle, South African trade unions continue to play a key role in the post-apartheid period. Steven Gordon, Benjamin Roberts and Jare Struwig examine attitudes to trade unions, investigating how much confidence South Africans have in this important element of our civil society.