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Employee Relations: Are we just doing orbits, or have we really titled the trajectory?

1910 after the declaration of the South African union


1924 Industrial Conciliation Act provided for the registration of Trade Unions(TU) & Employer organisations ,Established Collective Bargaining frame work, Dispute Resolution framework :But excluding most black workers from Industrial Relations and qualifications


In 1948, Nationalists emerged from divisions and encouraged parallel bargaining structures for black workers. The TU that emerged then faced a period of intense repression.


1973 strike wave by the African TU: Appointment of the Wiehahn Commission


Recommendations: Black workers' freedom of association, voluntary Collective Bargaining. Formation of the Industrial Court, which fashioned our modern dispensation


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