The Question of African Trade Unions

by Edgar Lockwood, Washington Office on Africa
Washington, DC, United States
about November 1978
Publisher: Washington Office on Africa
6 pages
Supplement to “Report by Edgar Lockwood on his Trip to the Frontline States, London and Geneva, October 3 - November 10, 1978.” Lockwood reports on the diverse views of people he spoke with in southern Africa and Europe about developments in South Africa concerning African trade unions. People with whom he met and whose views he summarizes include the following: Cap Zungu, African National Congress - South Africa, London Office; Mike Terry, Anti-Apartheid Movement, London; John Gaetsewe, General Secretary, SACTU, London; Ray Simons (ne Alexander), SACTU, Lusaka; Edward Dilinga, National Executive, African National Congress-South Africa, Raymond Mokena, ANC staff, in Lusaka; Eli Weinberg, Administrative Secretary of SACTU, Dar es Salaam; Mogale Mokgoatsane, Pan Africanist Congress, Administrative Secretary, Dar es Salaam; Collin Gonze, International Metalworkers Federation, Geneva; Jean Pierre Laviec and Jane (June?) Landau (an American), Union of Food and Allied Workers (IUF), Geneva; and Neville Rubin, ILO, Geneva. • Note on The report also discusses the Wiehahn Commission Pan African Congress (PAC), SACTU (South African Congress of Trade Unions), the African American Labor Center (AALC), Clagott Taylor, TUCSA (Trade Union Council of South Africa), Doug Fraser, the UAW, apartheid, disinvestment, ZAPU, Rhodesia, Robben Island, the Nationalist Party, the Congress Alliance, the EEC (European Economic Community), the Sullivan Code, the Industrial Conciliation Act, sanctions, Smith and Nephew, the ILO (International Labor Organization), Andrew Kailembo, the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU), National Union of South African Students (NUSAS), the Christian Institute, the Communist Party, the Liberal Party, Herman Rebhan, Werner Thurnesson, Union Carbide EverReady battery division, Unilever, the Export-Import Bank, Signard Nystrom, Craig Williamson, International University Exchange Fund (IUEF), Julian Sturgeon, and the Southern African News Agency in Botswana.
Used by permission of the Washington Office on Africa.
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root