South African Railways and Harbours Employees' Union

The South African Railways and Harbours Employees' Union (SAR&HEU) was a trade union representing lower-paid white workers on the railways in South Africa.

The union was founded in 1924 on the model of the South African Railways and Harbours Salaried Staff Association, but representing more junior staff, and with lower subscriptions. It affiliated to the Federal Consultative Council of South African Railways and Harbours Staff Associations (FCC), and by 1962, had 7,875 members.[1] Through the FCC, it became part of the pro-apartheid South African Confederation of Labour, and by 1980, its membership had grown to 12,381.[2]

In 1982, the union became the SATS Employees ' Union, then in 1990, the Transnet Employees' Union.[3] By this time, its membership had fallen to 5,000.[4] It then absorbed the Transnet Union of South Africa, becoming the Transnet Workers' Union, one of SACOL's last three affiliates.[5] Later in the 1990s, it merged into the United Association of South Africa.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Wirtz, W. Willard (1966). Directory of Labor Organizations: Africa. Washington DC: Bureau of International Labor Affairs. pp. 39.1–39.41.
  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. ^ Allie, Najwah (1991). Directory of South African Trade Unions. Cape Town: South Africa Labour and Development Research Unit. ISBN 9780799213379.
  4. ^ Special Report of the Director-General on the Application of the Declaration Concerning Action Against Apartheid in South Africa. International Labour Office. 1991.
  5. ^ Levy, Andrew (1995). Annual Report on Labour Relations in South Africa.
  6. ^ "MIRANDA DE ABREU REACHES THE 50 YEARS' SERVICE MILESTONE". UASA. Retrieved 28 April 2021.