Trade unions & party politics : labour movements in Africa
- edited by Björn Beckman, Sakhela Buhlungu and Lloyd Sachikonye.
- Cape Town : HSRC Press, 2010.
- Physical description
- xi, 219 p. ; 20 cm.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Introduction: Trade unions and party politics in Africa / Björn Beckman and Lloyd Sachikonye
- Autonomy or political affiliation?: Senegalese trade unions in the face of economic and political reforms / Alfred Inis Ndiaye
- Disengagement from party politics: achievements and challenges for the Ghana Trades Union Congress / Emmanuel O. Akwetey with David Dorkenoo
- The failure of Nigeria's Labour Party / Björn Beckman and Salihu Lukman
- Trade unions, liberalisation and politics in Uganda / John-Jean Barya
- The labour movement and democratisation in Zimbabwe / Lovemore Matombo and Lloyd Sachikonye
- Unions and parties in South Africa: COSATU and the ANC in the wake of Polekwane / Roger Southall and Edward Webster
- Serving workers or serving the party?: trade unions and politics in Namibia / Herbert Jauch
- Trade unions and th politics of national liberation in Africa / Sakhela Buhlungu.
Examines the political role of trade unions in seven African countries (Nigeria, South Africa, Namibia, Uganda, Ghana, Senegal and Zimbabwe) and the various ways in which they seek to influence political parties and the state. It provides a finely tuned critique of the impact achieved by different strategies, within the context of both the unique forces shaping them and the looming shadow of the new global economy. The contributions also provide new insights into the relationship of trade union action to the politics of national liberation.
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- Publication date
- "This book originates in a conference that was held at the Parktown Hotel in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, from 21-22 July 2006, hosted by the Sociology of Work Unit (SWOP) at the University of the Witwatersrand"--Pref.
- Also available online in PDF format.
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