Contesting the transition from apartheid to democracy in the workplace
Von Holdt, Karl
University of the Witwatersrand. History Workshop.
This paper explores the contestation between Highveld Steel and NUMSA over the transition from the apartheid workplace regime during 1993-1995. NUMSA wanted a radical democratisation of the workplace and the company; enhancing worker control and skills. Management wanted to retain control and disempower the workers.
Paper presented at the Wits History Workshop: Forging the links between historical research and the policy process, 18-19 September 1999. Paper drawn from the Author's thesis "Trade unions in the workplace and the community 1984-1994; a case study of a steel mill.
Labour relations. South Africa, Industrial relations. South Africa, Highveld Steel (Company), NUMSA