Contents

Workers’ Struggle in the Early 1980s

1. Strike Wave Pounds Bosses (1981)

2. The 1980 Johannesburg Black Municipal Workers Strike (1981)

3. New Dispensation is in Tatters (1981)

4. Hands Off the Trade Unions! (1982)

The Trade Union Unity Talks

5. Build the Trade Union United Front! (1981)

6. Trade Union Unity – Which way forward now? (1982)

7. Trade Union Unity (1984)

The Founding of Cosatu

8. Cosatu’s Founding Congress (1986)

After Cosatu’s Launch

9. Organise Round Cosatu’s Ultimatum to Botha: “Six Months to Scrap the Pass Laws – Or the passes burn! (1985)

10. BTR Workers in Britain Say: “Our Brothers and Sisters in South Africa Must Talk to Us” (1986)

11. Cosatu’s Socialist Standpoint Should Be Boldly Publicised (1986)

12. Kinross Disaster – Mine Bosses are Guilty (1986)

The 1987 Mineworkers’ Strike

13. Could the mineworkers have won? (1987)

14. After the Mineworkers’ Strike: where does the revolution go from here? (1987)

Debates in Cosatu

15. What is “workerism”? (1988)

16. “Sabotaging machinery” is not the Workers’ Method (1986)