Global Union African Shop Steward Networks- Building on our achievements.

In 1994, as South Africa was emerging from apartheid and South African capital was beginning to enjoy a freedom to move that had been previously restricted, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), published its 1994 World Investment Report with a focus on: Transnational Corporations, Employment and the Workplace. In the document it notes the rise of the transnational corporation (TNC, or MNC, Multinational Corporation) and the impact and changes this has brought about to employment globally and working conditions at operational level. It further notes the actions that unions, in the form of the then International Trade Secretariats (ITS) now Global Unions had and could take to begin to engage with this new form of corporation which would require different strategies and processes from dealing with merely national companies

Labour Research Service. (2014). Global Union African Shop Steward Networks- Building on our achievements. Johanessburg/Cape Town: FES/LRS