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SAMANCOR pamphlet

Theme: Labour


Call Number: B2.2.1
Identifier: AL3290_B2.2.1
Title: SAMANCOR pamphlet
Date: January 2005
Subject: Industry;
Labour;
Retrenchments;
SAMANCOR Retrenched Workers Crisis Committee - SRWCC;
Workers
Description: This pamphlet was produced in 2005 by the SAMANCOR Retrenched Workers Crisis Committee (SRWCC), one of the earliest community affliates of the Anti-Privatisation Forum (APF). The SRWCC, from Sebokeng, was established by workers retrenched from the industrial conglomerate, SAMANCOR, due to illnesses resulting from manganese poisoning. Starting in 2002, the APF worked tirelessly with the SRWCC, which had effectively been abandoned by the union to which the workers had belonged, NUMSA, to demand proper recognition of the wokers illnesses and adequate compensation by SAMANCOR. Over the years, while many SRWCC members were dying as a result of their illnesses, the struggles for justice gradually yielded some positive results for the workers and their families. However, due to an almost complete lack of support, attention and political will from government the struggle of those ex-SAMANCOR workers who still survive continues. Included in SAHA virtual exhibition - 'Transition's Child: The Anti-Privatisation Forum (APF)'
Creator: SAMANCOR Retrenched Workers Crisis Committee (SRWCC)
Type: Pamphlet
Format: Access copy -pdf
Preservation copy - pdf
Source: SAHA collection AL3290
Language: English
Coverage: South Africa
Rights: SAMANCOR Retrenched Workers Crisis Committee (SRWCC)
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