n South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science - The feasibility of unionising LIS workers : a case study of the tertiary education sector in South Africa : research article
|Article Title||The feasibility of unionising LIS workers : a case study of the tertiary education sector in South Africa : research article|
|© Publisher:||Library and Information Association of South Africa (LIASA)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science|
|Author||Reggie Raju, Christine Stilwell and Athol Leach|
|Publication Date||Jan 2006|
|Pages||208 - 217|
|Keyword(s)||Labour dispensation, LRA, Professional associations, Statutory status for LIS sector, Trade unionism and Unionisation|
This article reports on the findings of a study that investigated the feasibility of unionizing LIS workers with special reference to the tertiary education sector in South Africa. The primary objectives of the study were to investigate the need for an organisation to address the industrial concerns of LIS employees and to investigate the organization most capable of addressing both the industrial and professional concerns of the sector. The majority of the respondents expressed the view that there is a need for an organisation to address the industrial issues of the LIS sector. The findings also reveal that there is substantial support for the professional association, as opposed to a generic trade union, to address the industrial and professional issues of the LIS sector.
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