Article from ROAPE Volume 3 Number 7
Industrial Relations Legislation: One of Capital's Defences
This paper focuses on the struggles of wage earners - both black and white - in various epochs of SA's history. More specifically, it concentrates on the legal framework governing industrial conflict. It attempts to pinpoint the double-edged nature of the concessions offered by the state to the working class, and to illustrate how these concessions inevitably contain within them safeguards, designed to maintain the exploitative relations which characterize a capitalist dominated social formation.