Organizing workers in small enterprises : the experience of the Southern African clothing and textile workers’ union

SEED Working Paper No. 33 - Series on Representation and Organization Building

Analyses strategies adopted by the South African Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) to recruit and serve workers in formal small clothing establishments. Special attention is paid to centralized bargaining institutions (Bargaining Councils) that regulate wages, benefits and working conditions in the major metropolitan areas.