Asserting thier Metal -2

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Kally Forrest
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At the beginning of the 1980s the new metal unions, later to merge to form the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa), were small and weak. Kally Forrest tells how they built power through mass recruitment campaigns, and how this protected them from being smashed by the state and forced employers to grant basic worker rights.

 

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