International Transport Workers' Federation: Reports on Africa, 1952-1975

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF): Reports on Africa, 1952-1975; comprising reports on conditions for port, shipping, bus, railway and airline workers in Rhodesia, Nigeria, Tanganyika, Uganda, Kenya, South Africa, and Ghana. Includes articles by O Becu on apartheid and the international trade union movement, 1957; reports on the employment of non-white bus crews in South Africa; and general reports on ITF activities in Africa.

Administrative / Biographical History

The International Transport Workers' Federation was founded in London in 1886 by European seafarers and dockers' union leaders who realised the need to organize internationally against strike breakers. In 2001 it is a Federation of 570 trade unions in 132 countries, representing around 5 million workers. The ITF represents transport workers at world level and promotes their interests through global campaigning and solidarity. It is dedicated to the advancement of independent and democratic trade unionism, and to the defence of fundamental human and trade union rights. It is opposed to any form of totalitarianism, aggression and discrimination.

Arrangement

Chronological

Conditions Governing Access

Open although advance notice should be given. Access to individual items may be restricted under the Data Protection Act or the Freedom of Information Act.

Acquisition Information

The source of acquisition by ICS is not known.

Other Finding Aids

Catalogued to file level (see link to repository catalogue).

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Alan Kucia as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Conditions Governing Use

A photocopying service is available, at the discretion of the Library staff. Copies are supplied solely for research or private study. Requests to publish, or to quote from, original material should be submitted to the Information Resources Manager.