SUPPORT THE SOUTH AFRICAN STRIKING MINERS
by Zola Zembe, South African Congress of Trade Unions, Seattle Coalition Against Apartheid, Seattle Labor Committee Against Apartheid
Seattle, Washington, United States
About August 1987
Seattle Coalition Against Apartheid, Seattle Labor Committee Against Apartheid
Leaflet mostly consisting of a reprint of a document dated August 10, 1987 seeking support for South African striking miners by Zola Zembe, Coordinator for Western Europe of the South African Congress of Trade Unions (SACTU). More than 300,000 South African miners have gone on strike, organized by the South African National Union of Mineworkers, to demand a living wage, the right to live with their families, improved safety conditions in the workplace, danger pay, and 30 days paid annual leave. The leaflet says the Chamber of Mines stated they would starve the miners back to work, and the apartheid racist regime said they would crush the unions. People are asked to send donations to support the strike to Peter Heathfield, General Secretary, National Union of Mineworkers in the United Kingdom. The leaflet says contact Shirley Walker, Bill Corr, or Maryamu Eltayeb.
Used by permission of former members of the Seattle Coalition Against Apartheid and the Seattle Labor Committee Against Apartheid.
Collection: Selma Waldman collection on the Seattle Coalition Against Apartheid (SCCA), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections