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Title:Trade union services and benefits in Africa
Editors:Kalusopa, Trywell
Otoo, Kwabena NyarkoISNI
Shindondola-Mote, Hilma
Year:2012
Pages:458
Language:English
City of publisher:Accra
Publisher:African Labour Research Network ALRN
Geographic terms:Subsaharan Africa
South Africa
Botswana
Ghana
Malawi
Namibia
Nigeria
Uganda
Zambia
Zimbabwe
Kenya
Benin
Subjects:trade unions
workers
External link:http://www.ituc-africa.org/IMG/pdf/BENEFITS_REPORT_FINAL_DRAFT.pdf
Abstract:Trade union movements have taken root in Africa since the mid 20th century. Their struggle has not only been for favourable working conditions: most trade unions played a key role in the struggle for independence and have continued to shape democracy, good governance and economic justice on the continent. This book however underscores the fact that the global political and economic development in the past three decades undermines the existence of trade unions. African trade unions have to provide services and benefits to their members to remain relevant. Given the foregoing and at the call from affiliates of ITUC-Africa (International Trade Union Confederation-Africa), the African Labour Research Network (ALRN) conducted eleven country case studies to assess the capacity of African unions in providing services and benefits to their members and to examine how trade unions use these services and benefits as a means to sustain the interest of existing members and attraction of new members. Case studies included: South Africa (Chere Monaisa and Melisizwe Tyiso); Botswana (Trywell Kalusopa); Ghana (Clara Osei-Boateng and Mary Akosua Torgbe); Malawi (Paliani Chinguwo); Hilma Shindondola-Mote and Maria Namukwambi); Nigeria (Hauwa Mustapha and Baba Aye); Uganda (Baligasima Yazidi); Zambia (Boniface Phiri); Zimbabwe (Prosper Chitambara); Kenya (Jane Masta and Mohammed Mwamadzingo); Benin (Anselme C. Amoussou). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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