National Employees' Trade Union

The National Employees' Trade Union (NETU) was a trade union representing workers in various industries, principally relating to engineering, in South Africa.

The union was founded on 1 August 1995, when the Amalgamated Engineering Union of South Africa merged with the Engineering, Industrial and Mining Workers' Union, the Iron Moulders' Society of South Africa, and the South African Boilermakers' Society. On formation, it had 66,000 members,[1][2] but this fell rapidly, many employees transferring to the rival Solidarity union. It was down to 26,000 members by 2003. In April 2003, it merged into the United Association of South Africa.[3][4]

References edit

  1. ^ Finnemore, Martheanne (1997). Introduction to labour relations in South Africa. Butterworths. ISBN 9780409027969.
  2. ^ Steenkamp, C. L. (2004). THE RESTRUCTURING PROCESS OF THE SAMANCOR MANGANESE MINES (MAY 2000 -JUNE 2001). Potchefstroom: North West University.
  3. ^ "Collective Bargaining: Agency shop fee encourages new recruitment round". NUMSA. Retrieved 22 March 2021.
  4. ^ Mantashe, Gwede (2008). The decline of the mining industry and the response of the mining unions. Johannesburg: University of the Witwatersrand.