Federal Consultative Council of South African Railways and Harbours Staff Associations

The Federal Consultative Council of South African Railways and Harbours Staff Associations (FCC) was a national trade union federation bringing together unions representing white railway workers in South Africa.

The council was established in 1928 by the Artisan Staff Association and the South African Railways and Harbours Salaried Staff Association.[1] In 1957, it affiliated to the South African Confederation of Labour (SACOL), a loose grouping. However, SACOL became gradually more centralised. In 1975, the FCC decided to disaffiliate, but all but one of its affiliates immediately signed up to SACOL.[2]

AffiliatesEdit

As of 1962, the following unions were affiliated to the FCC:[3]

Union Abbreviation Founded Membership (1962)[3]
Artisan Staff Association ASA 1924 16,611
Die Spoorbond 1933 12,223
Locomotive Engineers' Mutual Aid Society LEMAS 1905 9,896
Running and Operating Staff Union ROSU 1936 11,680
Salaried Staff Association SALSTAFF 1918 20,000
South African Railways and Harbours Employees' Union SAR&HEU 1924 7,875
South African Railways Police Staff Association 1,946

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lewis, Jon (1984). Industrialisation and Trade Union Organization in South Africa, 1924-1955. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521263122.
  2. ^ Miller, Shirley (1982). Trade Unions in South Africa 1970-1980: a directory and statistics. Cape Town: Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit. ISBN 0799204692.
  3. ^ a b Wirtz, W. Willard (1966). Directory of Labor Organizations: Africa. Washington DC: Bureau of International Labor Affairs. pp. 39.1–39.41.