Ruth Emmory--TUCSA acting administrator--1985
The average household income is now around 240-260 rand per month.
TUCSA has 400,000.
White immigraticr, m--y ....ff S W Artisans didn't object to the immigration of skilled
labor but they do to the immigrationof the unskilled. The unskilled immigrant robs both
jobs and training opportunities. The government and business were offering special bonuses
and incentives, free houses, free furniture. Becruiting has been largely from Britian and
There is great division in TUCSA over the SASOL dismissals. TUCSA will not participate in the
Legal National Strike. TUCSA members did not stay out during the Nov. Stay Away.
TUCSA members 1/2 colored and Indian, 1/4 white, 1/4 black. 4 unions are all white in
membership, about 1000 members. Mine Surface Officials.
Membersip reflects change in the workplace.
The new General Secretady is to be appointed in the next few months.
We favor free enterprise but want to see social security or a pension system. We are to the
right of the emerging unions but to the let of the center for general South African thinking.
We expect management to tolerate trade unions not to enjoy them.
The recession is impacting on the higher levels of white workers.
The weakness of the Sullivan Code is that the company public relations officer writes the report.
It is voluntary and no outside checking on performance occurs.
A lot of material is being imported f-wn the Far East, leather, shoes, etc. Inflation and
rising costs are forcing materials substitution.
The service charges in Seboking run 50-60 rand per month. The fact that they are not being paid
does not mean that the money is being saved.
There has 'bee' considerable rise in the price of food. A 10% general sales tax, but it is not
on food essentials basic food stuffs. -he exemptions needs tg4e extended to local produce,
canned meat, milk, school books.