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Daily Maverick Article on Trade Unions

The purpose of unions is to pursue the means to satisfy these desires for its members in the workplace. They are legally enabled to do so by using the collective power of their members.

The reformed Labour Relations Act (LRA) of 1979 was a government defensive strategy to prevent economic destruction after the 1970s social uprisings. It institutionalised a traditional model of labour relations which promoted inherently adversarial structures for the regulation of the relationship between management and unions.

One pillar accorded rights to management and unions under the principle of unfair labour practices. The other systemised wealth distribution through collective bargaining to determine wage levels and other conditions of employment.

Read the full article here: https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/opinionista/2022-05-09-tipping-point-for-trade-unions-in-a-modern-south-african-economy/


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