SOLIDARITY ROAD, the story of a trade union in the ending of apartheid

: Theron (J.)

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441pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2016



Jan Theron was General Secretary of The Food and Canning Workers' Union (FCWU) from 1976 to 1986, when he became General Secretary of the Food and Allied Workers' Union (FAWU). In this book he discusses the rebuilding of FCWU and what went wrong, both within the Union and with the trade union movement.

"'Solidarity Road' is a timely and highly readable insider's account of organising food workers across the colour line at the height of apartheid. It's a story of how organisation was undermined from above by a new political class and carries crucial lessons for labour after COSATU." Edward Webster, Professor Emeritus, WITS University

Jan Theron now combined working as an attorney with a part-time post at the University of Cape Town.