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Police warn union members, South Africa, 1970s
Labor movement--History, Labor unions, Black--History, Social control, Apartheid, Political history--South Africa, Beyond the Barricades
Police with bullhorns warn workers to disband. The South African government opposed black unions, but liberalised labour laws in the late 1970s, allowing black unions to operate legally. This ushered in a period of worker organisation and activism, leading to the formation of COSATU, the Congress of South African Trade Unions.