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The State and Future of Labour - Season 19- EP01- 2022

For several years, South Africa’s trade unions and labour movement have been in decline. Trade union numbers and density have dropped while there are increased divisions amongst workers and their unions. In some cases there have even been violent clashes between members of different unions, especially in the mining industry.

In today’s show we unpack and analyse the reasons for this drastic decline in the strength of the labour movement – from leading campaigners for liberation from Apartheid during the 1980’s to the weak state that it is in now.

With us in our studio and via cyber Zoom to discuss this we have….

Riefdah Ajam- General Secretary FEDUSA
Zwelinzima Vavi- General Secretary SAFTU
Matthew Parks- Parliamentary Coordinator COSATU
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