The Right to Notice and Negotiation: Supporting Labor in South Africa Through Sanctions Legislation
by New York Labor Committee Against Apartheid
New York, New York, United States
This document discusses adding to divestment legislation the right of South African workers and their unions to receive advance notice as companies disinvest from South Africa to comply with sanctions, and the right of employee organizations to negotiate over the terms of withdrawal. The New York City labor movement plans to raise this issue regarding legislation that has been introduced in the New York City Council that would close loopholes in the laws barring the City from doing business with companies operating in South Africa. The two major labor federations representing black workers in South Africa, COSATU and NACTU, strongly support comprehensive sanctions as a way the international community can isolate and pressure the apartheid regime.
Used by permission of former members of the New York Labor Committee Against Apartheid.
Collection: New York Labor Committee Against Apartheid, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections