In 2007 the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) began supporting the Global Unions in forming African Shop Steward Networks in South African Multinational Corporations operating in Africa. Networks are a way of bringing together workers across the operations of a company to share experiences and fight for better working conditions across the company. The 2007 project and the processes that have followed have brought together the global unions and their affiliates, the funder foundation (FES) and the labour support organisation, Labour Research Service (LRS) in a way that hadn’t been tried before in Africa.
Labour Research Service. (2015). From the mine shaft, from the shop and factory floor: African Shop Steward Network- Building on our achievements.Cape Town. FES/LRS