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WOMEN GENDER & THE BOSSES - Gender Issues
- Read and discuss together the articles on women's participation in the work force. Compare the historical analyses with your own experiences. How has the situation changed over the last 30 years?
- Read and discuss together the items on women's working conditions and the nature of women's exploitation. Make sure to cover the articles that describe how women are particularly affected by conditions, policies and laws. Again, discuss how working conditions in the documents compare with your own experiences. What progress has been made?
- Discuss the struggles of women in the workplace which you know personally in the group.
- Read and discuss together the documents describing women's union struggles. Discuss how the nature of the struggles has changed over time.
As an individual exercise
- Read the articles on women's participation in the work force. Compare the historical analyses with your own experiences. How has the situation changed over the last 30 years?
- Read the items on women's working conditions and the nature of women's exploitation. Make sure to cover the articles that describe how women are particularly affected by conditions, policies and laws. How do working conditions in the documents compare with your own experiences. What progress has been made?
- Read the documents describing women's union struggles. How do they compare to your own experience? How has the nature of the struggles changed over time.
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|A1.1||Industrialisation and female labour force participation||SALB 1975: The effects of industrialization on how women participate in the workforce|
|A1.2||The African women workers in the textile industry in Durban||SALB 1975: "What is of interest here is how the women's position as workers is further affected by the ideological role of sexism which operates to stigmatise certain segments of the labour force in order to facilitate exploitation.|
|A1.3||Work In Progress, Issue 9 - African women and labour force participation - Disa Digital Imaging Project of South Africa||WIP 1979: Analysis of the position occupied by African women within the labour movement over the previous 20 years|
|A1.4||The incorporation of African women into wage labour 1950 to 1980||SALB 1983: Extracts from a study.|
|A1.5||Women office cleaners on night shift||SALB 1983: A report on the effects of night shift work on the health and social conditions of women office cleaners in some Johannesburg office blocks|
|A1.6||Micro-technology and the control of women in the office||SALB 1983: An early study on the effects of computerisation on women office workers|
|A1.7||Workshop on women||SALB 1983: four speakers on "the particular form the exploitation of women takes, and also their experience of oppression as women in society"|
|A1.8||Fosatu Worker News, Number 21 - Women's oppression highlighted - Disa Digital Imaging Project of South Africa||Fosatu Worker News 1983: SFAWU report on women's conditions in the workplace to an international conference|
|A1.9||Fosatu Worker News, Number 29 - Women's double shift - Disa Digital Imaging Project of South Africa||Fosatu Worker News 1984: Written by shop stewards about the women's "double shift"|
|A1.10||Women workers Resolution on Women Workers||NUMSA 1987 Congress Resolution|
|A1.11||Speak, No 29 - Nobody can stop the river from flowing Cosatu women march against the LRA - Disa Digital Imaging Project of South Africa||Speak, 1990, Women's march against a threatening amendment to the Labour Relations Act|
|A1.12||Speak, No 36 - Women on the move - Disa Digital Imaging Project of South Africa||Speak 1991: Actions by women workers from SADWU, COSATU Johannesburg Women's Forum and NEHAWU nurses|
|A1.13||Work in Progress, No_ 89 - All work and no pay - putting unpaid labour on the books||WIP 1993: ANC commitment to account, in economic planning, for unpaid labour|
|A1.14||Women at work||Naledi 1995: a "survey and recommendations on aspects pf South African women's position in the workplace"|
|A1.15||Gendered critique of GEAR - Naledi||NALEDI, 1998, "Gendered Critique of GEAR"|
|A1.16||Gender dimension to job losses, casualisation and poverty||NALEDI, 2000, discussion documentÂ prepared for a COSATU gender conference: Globalising Poverty, the gender dimension to job losses, casualisation and poverty|
|A1.17||Action at Work 1973 - Looking back, looking forwards||NUMSA News 2003: The story of the struggle of women workers in a factory in Durban during the 1973 strike wave.|
|A1.18||Privatisation: are women the shock absorbers||Undated: The effects of privatization on women and what to do about it|
|A1.19||Women's struggle in COSATU||Undated: TURP assessment of the women's struggle in COSATU|