Average rate of union membership:31 %.
The main trade union is the COSATU (Congress of South African Trade Unions). This trade union is totally affiliated to the ANC (AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS) and to the SACP (South African Communist Party). The second trade union after the COSATU is the FEDUSA (Federation of Unions of South Africa). This federation, created in 1997, gathers small trade unions and is not tied to the State.
For further informations on the labour market, check out the following web sites:
- International Labour Organization (ILO): studies, statistics and reports on working conditions and labour markets
: ILO database on national labour laws
Department of Labor
South Africa Labor Law Profile
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