Motor Industry Staff Association

The Motor Industry Staff Association (MISA) is a trade union representing workers in the motor industry in South Africa.

The union was founded on 22 September 1949 in Bloemfontein, to represent white collar workers.[1] For many years, it only admitted white workers.[2]

By 1985, the union had affiliated to the Federation of South African Labour Unions,[3] and by 1996 it had grown to 20,000 members.[4] In 1997, it was a founding affiliate of the Federation of Unions of South Africa,[5]

In 2003, the union absorbed the Motor Industry Employees' Union, which represented technical workers in the industry.[6] By 2019, the union had grown to 50,000 members.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Keyter, Martle (Summer 2019). "MISA is 90 years young". MISA Data. Retrieved 1 April 2021.
  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. ^ "Functional federations and consultative councils" (PDF). South African Labour Bulletin. October 1985. Retrieved 24 March 2021.
  4. ^ Von Holdt, Karl (May 1993). "In the number 2 spot" (PDF). South African Labour Journal. 17 (3). Retrieved 25 March 2021.
  5. ^ "FEDUSA: Working for the nation" (PDF). South African History Online. Retrieved 25 March 2021.
  6. ^ Johnston, Stuart (28 May 2011). "MISA calls for co-ordinated skills programme" (PDF). AutoLive (1). Retrieved 1 April 2021.