Article from ROAPE Volume 2 Number 3
Labour Aristocracy? Ghana

The Labour Aristocracy? Ghana
Vol.2 No.3 (Summer 1975), pp59-70
Does the African working class constitute a labour aristocracy, absorbing a significant proportion of the surplus, and identifying with the elites and sub-elites in the civil service and expatriate concerns? This thesis is tested against Ghanaian material, in particular the 1961 strike of railway and harbour workers in Sekondi-Takoradi.