oa Graphix - A brief history of PIFSA continued... 1897 - years of strike and strife
The 1897 strike referred to above concerned union demands for improvements in conditions of employment, while the 1911 strike centered around the Cape Times. The union wanted to secure recognition of the Closed Shop principle and the Cape Times deliberately employed an individual known as 'Stone' who was a notorious strike breaker. Later, the demands also included improvements in minimum pay and conditions of employment
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