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Title:Zambia's Mineworkers and the Labour Movement's Resistance to the One-Party State, 1973-1981
Author:Larmer, MilesISNI
Year:2006
Periodical:South African Historical Journal
Issue:56
Pages:154-176
Language:English
Geographic term:Zambia
Subjects:labour conflicts
labour relations
trade unions
United National Independence Party
miners
1970-1979
Politics and Government
History and Exploration
Labor and Employment
Ethnic and Race Relations
External link:https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02582470609464969
Abstract:This paper looks at the dynamics within the Mineworkers' Union of Zambia (MUZ) and the Zambia Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) that underlay their resistance to control by the one-party State of Zambia's United National Independence Party (UNIP) in the period 1973-1981. Mineworkers expected an end to the racial inequality and violent supervision that lay at the heart of colonial industrial relations, but the postcolonial State appeared to be as opposed to independent industrial action as its colonial predecessor and was willing to use similar methods to repress it. Notes, ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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