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Central Exec  |  Reports

The Report of the September Commission on the

Future of the Unions

to the Congress of South African Trade Unions, August 1997

Appendix 4

List of acronyms

ANC African National Congress

CCMA Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration

CEC Central Executive Committee

COSATU Congress of South African Trade Unions

CSIR Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

DBSA Development Bank of Southern Africa

EU European Union

FES Friedrich Ebert Stiftung

FFC Finance and Fiscal Commission

GEAR Growth, Employment and Redistribution Strategy

IDC Industrial Development Corporation

ILO International Labour Organisation

IMF International Monetary Fund

LRA Labour Relations Act

NAFTA North American Free Trade Area

NALEDI National Labour and Economic Development Institute

NCOH National Counncil for Occupational Health

NEDLAC National Economic, Development and Labour Council

NGO Non-governmental Organisation

NOSA National Occupational Safety Organisation

NPI National Productivity Institute

RDP Reconstruction and Development Programme

SACP South African Communist Party

SADC Southern African Developmnt Community

SANCO South African National Civics Organisation

SDI Spatial Development Initiative

SMME Small, Medium and Micro Enterprise

SWOP Sociology of Work Programme

UIF Unemployment Insurance Fund

UNDP United Nations Development Programme

WTO World Trade Organisation

COSATU- affiliated Unions

CAWU Construction and Allied Workers union

CWIU Chemical Workers’ Industrial Union

CWU Communication Workers’ Union

FAWU Food and Allied Workers’ Union

IPS Institute for Public Servants

NEHAWU National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union

NUM National Mineworkers’ Union

NUMSA National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa

POPCRU Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union

PPWAWU Paper, Printing, Wood and Allied Workers’ Union

SAAPAWU South African Agricultural Products and Allied Workers’ Union

SACCAWU South African Commercial, Catering and Allied Workers’ Union

SACTWU Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union

SADTU South African Democratic Teachers’ Union

SAMWU South African Municipal Workers’ Union

SARHWU South African Railways and Harbour Workers’ Union

SASBO South African Society of Bank Officials

TGWU Transport and General Workers’ Union