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COLLECTION NUMBER: AH1092  
COLLECTION INDEX: GARMENT WORKERS UNION 1918-1976  Related Photos
COLLECTION NAME: GARMENT WORKERS UNION Records. 1918-1976

INVENTORY

 
AH1092  RECORDS OF THE GARMENT WORKERS UNION 
   
  Copyright 2007, The Library, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa 
   
  Compiled by Marcella Jacobson and Anna M Cunningham 
   
  The Library, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, 1980 
   
  INTRODUCTION 
  The records of the Garment Workers Union were acquired by the University of the Witwatersrand in the first half of 1977. They originally consisted of about 1150 files and boxes as well as several large cartons of miscellaneous documents. This rich hoard represents one of the best documented histories of a trade union in South Africa and spans the years 1915 to the present. The records of the Garment Workers Union 1 complement the records of TUCSA (Trade Union Council of South Africa) and also form the core of a documentation project to record the history of the industrialisation of South Africa. 
  On acquisition the records had to be arranged according to archival type. The vast size of the collection required a different method of processing to that previously used for other collections. The most important principle to be established was the arrangement of the records in such a way as to reflect the administrative organisation of the union. By this means the original order of the files could be ascertained rather than the order in which they ware received by the University. At first glance the records did not reveal an internal filing system and this was confirmed by union officials. Although most files were labelled, there was no indication of relationships between files. 
  The first task was a survey of the contents of the files and their appraisal. All the files and boxes were numbered and a shelf list card was made for each file listing its temporary number, title (which in many cases did not reflect its contents), the approximate years it covered and a brief description of its contents. Notes were also made on whether multiple copies of documents were to be discarded later, irrelevant or misfiled documents were to be refiled, as well as cross references to other files which contained similar material. Nevertheless, the basic principle of preserving the integrity of each file, where possible, was adhered to when sorting the files at the later stages. The preliminary survey took approximately nine months to complete. 
  During this time several researchers were using the documents. Some had had previous access to them while still in the possession of the Garment Workers Union, while others were writing theses on the activities of the union and had to have access to the records. As the sorting of the documents would take a few years, it was felt unfair to embargo the records completely. Those files which had been processed in the preliminary stage were made available and access to their contents was facilitated by the use of the shelf list cards. 
  Once this task was completed, a further three months were spent on drawing up a classification scheme, based on the contents of the files. The records revealed five main areas of activity of the Garment Workers Union: 
  1. Witwatersrand Tailors Association (the predecessor of the Garment Workers Union) 
  2. internal organisation and management of the Garment Workers Union 
  3. relationship between the Garment Workers Union and the clothing industry 
  4. Garment Workers Union activities in the trade union movement and labour economies 
  5. the relationship between the Garment Workers Union and the government. 
  1 See: Inventories of Collections, No.7 
   
  The final sorting of the documents was done according to this classification. Initially the shelf list cards (formerly filed in numerical order) were assigned a classification number and refiled accordingly. The formidable size of the collection made it impossible for one professional person to sort single-handed. Since much of the work was clerical and involved sorting into chronological order, recording of the minutes and labelling files and boxes, two students were employed on a part-time basis. The actual sorting of the records began in mid-1978. 
  One of the first problems to be faced was the vast amount of duplication in the files. Whereas many trade unions have unfortunately thrown out valuable records, the Garment Workers Union zealously hoarded all documents. This problem was not much in evidence in the earlier records, but from the 1950's, when duplicating machines were first used, it was not unusual to find up to thirty copies of a document in the same file. In addition in many cases, copies of documents were filed in more than one file. It was decided that, as space was at a premium and as the aim of an archive is permanent preservation, only one copy of a document per file would be kept (this same rule did not always apply where the original manuscript version and the typewritten document were available). This decision enabled the bulk of the collection to be reduced by at least one third. 
  There was also no organised record of the minutes of the various committees and branches. Many were scattered and interfiled in general correspondence files. All minutes were therefore extracted from such files and a complete record was made for the department. 
  I was able to sort and describe sections A and B, but unfortunately I was unable to see the project through to its conclusion. Sections C-E were sorted by Anna N Cunningham. 
  The records document the activities of the union which initially included both garment workers and bespoke tailors. They record the history of the struggle on behalf of the workers for fair wages and the attempt to combat underpayment and unfair dismissal by employers; the fight against contracting and piecework; acceptable hours of work and working conditions; recruitment of members and the appeal to workers to support the trade union in order to improve their lot; collective bargaining with the employers' associations in order to draw up mutually acceptable agreements; relationship of the Witwatersrand Tailors Association and Garment Workers Union with such trade union federations as South African Industrial Federation (SAIF), Cape Federation of Labour Unions, South African Trades and Labour Council and TUCSA; relationship with the government - in particular the Department of Labour and the Wage Board; organising of the union, discipline of members, help to members such as providing loan funds, welfare services, sick benefits and medical aid; financing of the union; the registration of branches in Johannesburg, Pretoria, the East Rand, Orange Free State and the Cape; strikes, including the miners' strike of 1913 and 1922; fostering of race relations (as a large percentage of garment workers were Coloureds); the struggle for unity and the attempt to create a united union for all garment workers in South Africa; industrial conciliation; the threat of Afrikaner nationalism to the unity and very existence of the union (the majority of the workers were Afrikaners); the Commission of Inquiry into the Garment Workers Union in 1949; support of political parties such as the South African Labour Party and the Communist Party of South Africa; the Suppression of Communism Act and the threatened listing of the leaders of the union leading to the eventual departure 
  of Solly Sachs from South Africa; the activities of Solly Sachs, Johanna Cornelius and Anna Scheepers; the fight against the Blankewerkersbeskermingsbond. 
  As the original arrangement in the files has been adhered to where possible, to a large extent like subjects are scattered throughout the records. As this collection forms part of a larger documentation project, a thesaurus of trade union and labour economic terms was compiled and has been used to index this collection as well as the records of TUCSA. All references in the index are to the clothing industry unless otherwise stated. (Note: index not included in the Internet version of this inventory) 
  The records are in English and Afrikaans with some odd correspondence in Yiddish (many of the tailors wore Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe). In the description of Afrikaans documents the spelling in use at the time has been followed. The union was multi-racial consisting of Whites, Coloureds and Indians. Branches were kept separate, No.1 branches being for Whites and No.2 branches for Coloureds. Throughout the inventory, the apostrophe denoting the possessive form in the case of all trade unions has been dropped, e.g. Sweet Workers Union. 
  I would like to acknowledge the help of those officials of the Garment Workers Union who gave me their time and offered me inside information about the union which was not recorded in the records, in particular Ms Fay Mandy and Mr Andrew Unsworth. I would also like to express my gratitude to the researchers who used the documents while they were being processed, and who drew my attention to information which I would otherwise have missed in so vast a collection. To the students Brian Cutler and Lesley Dean, who helped me sort the documents and who patiently bore with experimental methods of sorting and arrangement of the records, my sincere thanks. 
  The following abbreviations have been used: 
  ALS - Manuscript letter, wholly in the handwriting of, and signed by the author 
  Hg - Holograph: a manuscript, other than a letter, wholly in the handwriting of the author 
  MS - Manuscript 
  TL - Typed letter 
  TLS - Typed letter, signed 
  TS - Typescript 
   
  Marcelle Jacobson November 1950 
   
  HISTORICAL SKETCH OF THE ACTIVITIES OF THE GARMENT WORKERS UNION 
  The first successful attempt to organise workers in the clothing industry was the formation of the Witwatersrand Tailors Association in 1918. This period in the history of the union is characterised by its attempts to stamp out sweating and the systems of contracting and piecework, and to improve working conditions. The union was divided into two sections, the bespoke and the factory. An attempt was also made to ensure that employers and manufacturers adhered to log prices and did not underpay workers in order to be competitive. 
  After the strike of 1922, the government introduced machinery to regulate relations between workers and employers. This was the beginning of an attempt at conciliation which was later much championed by the leaders of the Garment Workers Union. The Industrial Conciliation Act was passed in 1924 and the Garment Workers Union was one of the first to be registered. With the formation of the Industrial Council for the Bespoke Tailoring Industry in 1928 and then the Industrial Council for the Clothing Industry, the union became party to both councils. 
  The union's membership was not confined to the Witwatersrand, but was extended to Bloemfontein where a branch was established by the Secretary, Cecil Frank Glass, in 1926. The members were mostly older males, many of them Jewish tailors who had emigrated from Eastern Europe to South Africa. During this period there were a number of individual strikes by workers against their 'rat employers'. 
  The Witwatersrand Tailors Association was active in promoting a trade union federation in South Africa, supporting first the South African Industrial Federation, and then, during its decline in 1922, the formation of ATUSA (Associated Trade Unions of South Africa) which later became SATUC (South African Trade Union Congress). The active leaders included M Baum, D Colraine, C F Glass, H Joseph and A F Tuffin. 
  The election of Emil Solomon Sachs as General Secretary on 14 November 1928 heralded a new era for the union. Sachs and his thinking dominated all its activities until 1952. He came to South Africa from Latvia at the end of 1913 or the beginning of 1914 (Sachs gives conflicting dates in various biographical accounts). He attended school until 1916, then worked in a bookshop and later in mine shops on the Witwatersrand. In 1919 he was active in the Reef Shop Assistants Union which agitated for shorter hours. According to Sachs' own testimony, he had to leave the trade as he was marked as an agitator, but he continued as Honorary Secretary of the union. In 1924 he enrolled at the University of the Witwatersrand for an engineering degree, but had to discontinue his studies because of insufficient means. He first came into contact with garment workers when he was elected Secretary of the Witwatersrand Middlemen Tailors Association on 31 March 1927. He subsequently became the General Secretary of the Witwatersrand Tailors Association. 
  In July 1929 a new constitution for the union was adopted, the name being changed to the Garment Workers Union, although the name was actually only adopted in 1930. There were 1750 members, two thirds of them factory workers.  
  Sachs immediately tackled the problem of the violation of the agreements of both the Industrial Council for the Bespoke Tailoring Industry and the Industrial Council for the Clothing Industry (Transvaal). He started examining wage registers and prosecuting employers, many of whom were paying irregularly and forcing workers to sign for wages which they had not received. Sachs firmly believed in the law in South Africa and in the following years the Garment Workers Union made much use of the courts to bring employers and enemies of the union to justice. 
  The union suffered a severe setback in the early 1930's in its fight for better wages. In 1931 there use a general strike which ended inconclusively and left the workers whose earnings were meagre and inadequate in no better position. In 1952 there was another strike of garment workers as a result of demands by employers to reduce wages. 
  Mr Oswald Pirow, then Minister of Justice, took a hard line and used the police force against the strikers. The workers were defeated although the employers achieved only a 10% reduction in wages, compared to their original demand for 25%. Sachs was served with a deportation order which was never enforced, although he was not allowed to live on the Witwatersrand for twelve months. Between 1928 and 1932 there were 100 strikes which to some extent helped to improve conditions or end grievances. In 1934 the bespoke section of the union was dissolved and the tailors formed the Tailoring Workers Industrial Union (Transvaal). 
  The 1930's and 1940's saw the blossoming of Afrikaner nationalism, and the National Party made a concerted effort to destroy the union which had attracted so many of their people. In 1935 a closed shop clause was included in the agreement. These were also the years which saw the rise and zenith of Fascism in Europe. Fascist groups such as the Greyshirts and Blackshirts used racist ideology to attack the union. 
  Anti-Semitism was also on the upswing and Sachs was repeatedly accused of being a 'Communist Jew'. It says much for Sachs and the personal loyalty of the workers: towards him, that the union did not succumb. He openly fought back and from 1939 he won a number of defamation cases against the Afrikaans press who were supported by the Nederduits Hervormde Kerk van Afrika. A very bitter struggle was waged in the Germiston branch where the National Party Member for Parliament, Johannes du Pisanie, was active in inciting the workers. The 1940?s were a period of bitter struggles for fair wages as also of feuding between the Transvaal garment workers and Cape workers, led by Robert Stuart, who was bitterly opposed to national unity among garment workers. 
  In 1948 the union obtained a forty hour week for the workers. 
  In 1948 a commission of enquiry was appointed to examine the affairs of the Garment Workers Union. From this time onwards Sachs was personally harassed, his passport being withdrawn on 20 May 1949, which prevented him from attending the International Conference of Garment and Textile Trade Unions that year. Sachs refused to surrender the passport and the Minister of Justice, Dr T E Donges, appealed to the Supreme Court, but Sachs eventually won the appeal. 
  The passing of the Suppression of Communism Act in 1950 caused another crisis in the history of the Union. Its leaders Anna Scheepers (President), Sachs (General Secretary) and Johanna Cornelius were listed as Communists. Sachs appealed on the grounds that he had been a member of the Communist Party from. 1921 until August 1931 when he had been expelled from the party for political differences. Subsequently he supported the South African Labour Party. Sachs' banning meant that he could no longer hold his position as General Secretary of the Garment Workers Union, nor could he attend public gatherings.  
  Sachs flagrantly disobeyed these orders by addressing a mass meeting of garment workers on 24 May 1952. He was supported by all the workers who again convened on 26 May after his arrest and condemned his listing as a Communist and his removal from the secretaryship of the Garment Workers Union. 
  Sachs' position eventually became so intolerable to him, that he left South Africa and settled in England. He died in London in 1976. 
  Over the years the composition of the union had changed. Whereas in 1938 Coloured workers were 22% of the total membership, by 1953 the union comprised 6o% Coloured workers to 4016 White. By law the union had had to establish parallel branches, No.1 branches being for Whites and No.2 branches for Coloureds. This has now been reversed and once again the Garment Workers Union is allowed to have combined branches. 
  Johanna Catharina Cornelius Fellner succeeded Sachs as General Secretary and served in this capacity until her death on 21 June 1974. In the first few years of his exile Sachs attempted to continue his fight for the workers in South Africa but lack of support from the Garment Workers Union caused his efforts to peter out. In general this was a quiet period of co-operation and negotiation. It was influenced by the Botha Commission (Industrial Legislation Commission) set up in 1945, and the passing of the Natives (Settlements of Disputes) Act and the Industrial Conciliation Act of 1956. There was a split in the ranks of the union, as the White workers felt that the provisions of the Industrial Conciliation Act would make it impossible for racially mixed unions to operate. They thus formed the Garment Trade Union of European Employees (SA). Other problems to which the union paid attention were job reservation, workers in uncontrolled areas, and the establishment of a training college for garment workers. 
  Another outstanding leader of the union was Anna Elizabeth Scheepers. Born on 18 March 1914 on the farm De la Rey near Krugersdorp, she attended Monument High School but was obliged to leave school in her matriculation year as her family had been severely affected by the depression. In 1933 she started work as a presser in a Johannesburg factory and began to be active in the activities of the Garment Workers Union. In August 1935 she was elected President of the union. Like other trade unionists of the time she visited Russia before the war and C R Swart attempted to list her as a Communist in 1952. She has distinguished herself, receiving a medal for voluntary services in World War II from Field Marshal J C Smuts. In November 1968 she was elected as the first and only woman on the General Council of the International Textile, Garment and Leather Workers Federation. In April 1973 she was awarded the Honorary degree of Doctor of Laws by the University of the Witwatersrand and in 1974 she was elected a Senator. 
  Besides the struggle for fair wages and a shorter working week, the union was able to obtain for the workers by 1949 three weeks' paid annual leave, whereas in 1928 there had been no such paid leave. In 1928 the only paid holidays were Christmas Day and May Day. In 1949 four other public holidays were added. By creating funds, two important social services were provided namely assistance to the sick and unemployed. 
  The Garment Workers Union struggled in order to obtain a better life for its members, relying almost entirely on its own strength and the moral support of fellow trade unionists. The union was respected by some employers and feared by others, but its members were treated with respect as they always had recourse to it if they were being mistreated. 
   
  CLASSIFICATION 
WITWATERSRAND TAILORS ASSOCIATION 
GARMENT WORKERS UNION - INTERNAL ORGANISATION 
GARMENT WORKERS UNION - RELATIONS WITH CLOTHING INDUSTRY 
GARMENT WORKERS UNION - RELATION TO TRADE UNIONISM AND LABOUR ECONOMY 
GARMENT WORKERS UNION - RELATIONS WITH GOVERMENT 
SLIDES AND BOOK 
   
WITWATERSRAND TAILORS ASSOCIATION 
Aa  Central Administration 
Aa1  Joint meetings 
General meetings 
Constitution 
Aaa  Central Executive Committee 
Aaa1  Minutes 
Reports 
Aab  Transactions 
Aab1  General correspondence and papers 
Special topics 
Ab  Bespoke section 
Aba  Executive Committee 
Abb  Transactions 
Ac  Factory section 
Aca  Executive Committee 
Acb  Transactions 
GARMENT WORKERS UNION - INTERNAL ORGANISATION 
Ba  National Organisation 
Baa  Executive Committee 
Baal  Minutes 
Joint meetings 
Papers and correspondence 
Interim Executive Committee of No.2 Divisional Council 
Bab  Committees 
Bab1  Finance Committee 
Officers Committee 
Liaison Committee 
Organising Committee 
General Purposes Committee 
Management Committee 
Shop Committee 
Complaints Committee 
Emergency Committee 
Bac  Divisional Council 
Bad  General Meetings 
Bae  Constitution 
Bb  Local organisation 
Bba  Head Office 
Bba1  General Secretary 
General 
Appeals and donations 
Fiftieth anniversary 
Premises 
Staff 
Conferences 
Balance sheets 
Bbb  Combined branch administration 
Bbb1.1  Executive Committee - No.1 branches 
1.2  Executive Committee - No.2 
Bbb2.1  Joint Administrative Committee - No.1 branches 
2.2  Joint Administrative Committee - No.2 branches 
Bbb3.1  Branch correspondence and papers - general 
3.2  Branch correspondence and papers - special topics 
Bbb4  Financial statements 
Bbb55  Administrative Finance Committee 
Bbc  Transvaal branches 
Bbc1  Correspondence 
East Rand No.1 
Central West Rand No.1 
Central West Rand No.2 
Doornfontein Northern Areas No.1 
Doornfontein Northern Areas and Knitwear No.2 
Fordsburg West Rand No.2 
Germiston, East Rand and Pretoria No.2 
Germiston No.1 
10  Jeppe-Doornfontein No.1 
11  Jeppe-Doornfontein No.2 
12  Klerksdorp 
13  Knitting 
14  Millinery & Men's Hats 
15  Potchefstroom 
16  Bespoke section 
Bbd  Orange Free State and Northern Cape 
Bbd1  General correspondence and papers 
Bloemfontein and Wepener 
Kimberley 
Kroonstad 
Bbe  Cape Province 
Bbe1  Cape Town 
East London 
George 
King Williams Town 
Port Elizabeth 
Bbf  Shop stewards 
Bbf1  Correspondence and papers 
Minutes 
General 
Registers of attendance 
Bc  Transactions 
Bca  Commission of Inquiry 1948 
Bcb  Financial affairs 
Bcc  Legal affairs 
Bcc1  Cases 
Legal opinions 
Judgements and precedents 
Prosecutions 
General correspondence 
Bcd  Members 
Bcd1  General 
Membership forms 
Annual dance 
Unemployment 
Welfare and Loan Trust Fund 
Bursaries 
Slack Pay Fund 
Elections 
Fringe benefits 
10  Paid leave and holidays 
11  Membership fees 
Bce  Personal papers of officials 
Bce1  Johanna Cornelius (Fellner) 
Emil Solly Sachs 
Anna Scheepers 
Bcf  Published material 
Bcf1  Garment Worker 
Press clippings 
Press statements 
Leaflets and pamphlets 
Our own hot favourites: a cookery book 
Bcg  Memoranda 
Bch  Special topics 
Bch1  Afrikaner nationalism 
Cost of living allowance 
White union 
Job reservation 
Mass meeting City Hall steps 
May Day 
Strikes 
Uncontrolled areas 
World War II 
10  Welfare 
11  Buy South African campaign 
12  Information 
13  Coloureds 
14  Productivity 
15  Black trade unionism 
GARMENT WORKERS UNION ? RELATIONS WITH CLOTHING INDUSTRY 
Ca  The clothing industries 
Caa  General 
Cab  Fur 
Cac  Knitting 
Cad  Millinery 
Cae  Bespoke Tailoring 
Cb  Organisation in the clothing industry 
Cba  Trade unions 
Cba1  Local unions 
Cba1.1  Garment Workers Union of the Cape Peninsula 
1.2  Garment Workers Industrial Union 
1.3  Knitted Fabric Workers Union 
1.4  National Union of Clothing Workers 
  Formerly Garment Workers Union of African Women and South African Clothing Workers Union 
1.5  Tailoring Workers Industrial Union 
1.6  Witwatersrand Middlemen Tailors Association 
1.7  Manufacturing Tailors Workers Association 
1.8  Transvaal Indian Tailors Association 
1.9  African Millinery and Men's Felt Hat Union 
1.10.  Garment Workers Union of Coloured, Malay and Asiatic Workers 
Cba2  Inter-union cooperation 
Cba2.1  Garment Workers Union Consultative Committee 
2.2  Coordinating Council of Garment Trade Unions of South Africa 
2.3  Liaison Committee of Garment Workers Union, Garment Workers Union of African Women and South African Clothing Workers Union 
2.4  Cape Campaign and National Unity 
2.5  Vigilance Committee 
2.6  South African Federation of Garment Workers Unions 
2.7  National Conferences of Garment Trade Unions of South Africa 
2.8  Wage Protection Fund of the Clothing Industry 
Cba3  Overseas unions 
Cbb  Employers Associations 
Cbb1  Bespoke Tailoring Employers Association 
Transvaal Clothing Manufacturers Association 
Transvaal Millinery Association 
Eastern Province Clothing Manufacturers Association 
Cape Clothing Manufacturers Association 
Cbc  Trade Councils 
Cbc1  Board of Trade and Clothing Industry 
Textile and Clothing Workers Federation 
Cbd  International Federations 
Cbd1  International Textile and Garment Workers Federation 
Textile and Clothing Workers Trade Union International 
National Union of Tailors and Garment Workers (London) 
International Ladies Garment Workers Union 
Federation of Textile Workers of France and Overseas Countries 
General 
Cc  Employer-union cooperation in the clothing industry 
Cca  Industrial Councils 
Cca1  Bespoke Tailoring 
Cca2  Clothing 
2.1  Transvaal 
2.2  Witwatersrand and Pretoria 
2.3  Orange Free State and Northern Cape 
2.4  Eastern Province 
2.5  Cape 
2.6  Natal 
2.7  South Africa 
Cca3  Knitting 
Cca4  Millinery 
Ccb  Labour disputes 
Ccb1  Adjustment of industrial disputes 
Ccb1.1  Disputes ? conciliation 
1.2  Collective bargaining ? agreements 
1.3  Arbitration 
1.4  Industrial Tribunal 
Ccb2  Economic weapons of employees 
2.1  Strikes 
Ccb3  Economic weapons of employers 
3.1  Lockouts 
Ccc  Factories 
Ccc1  General correspondence 
Reports on visits to factories 
Wage sheets 
Statements by employees 
New and changed registrations 
Miscellaneous 
Ccc7  Individual factories 
7.1  City Felt Hat Manufacturers (Pty) Ltd 
7.2  Dorian Hats (Pty) Ltd 
7.3  Fur Felt Hat Manufacturers (Pty) Ltd 
7.4  Harritz Hats Factory (Pty) Ltd 
7.5  H J Henochsberg 
7.6  J W Jagger 
7.7  Jaxly 
7.8  Maccabbee Clothing (Pty) Ltd 
7.9  Safnit Mills 
7.10.  Supreme Hat and Cap Manufacturers (Pty) Ltd 
7.11  Tiger Clothing Manufacturers Ltd 
7.12  Veka Werksklere Eiendoms (Bpk) 
GARMENT WORKERS UNION - RELATION TO TRADE UNIONISM AND LABOUR ECONOMY 
Da  Federations 
Daa  Local 
Daa1  Johannesburg Trades Hall Society 
Dab  Provincial and district 
Dab1  Cape Federation of Labour Unions 
Western Province and District Council of Trade Unions 
Dac  National 
Dac1  South African Association of Employees Organisations, continued as South African Trades Union Congress 
1.1  South African Association of Employees Organisations 
1.2  South African Trades Union Congress 
Dac2  South African Trades and Labour Council 
Dac3  Trade Union Council of South Africa (TUCSA) 
Dac4  National cooperation 
4.1  Trade Union Council of Action 
4.2  Trade Union Propaganda and Organising Committee 
4.3  Trade Union Unity Committee 
Dad  International 
Dad1  International Labour Organisation (ILO) 
Labour Research Department 
Union of Democratic Control 
General 
Db  individual unions 
Dba  South Africa 
Dbal-63  Correspondence - alphabetically by name of Union 
Dba64-85  Constitutions 
Dba86-89  Agreements 
Dbb  Foreign 
Dbb1  Amalgamated Society of Railway Servants (Great Britain) 
Electrical Trades Union (Great Britain) 
National Union of Mineworkers (Great Britain) 
Tobacco Workers Union (Great Britain) 
Dbc  Labour economy 
Dbc1  Corporate bodies 
Dbc1.1  Institute for Industrial Education 
1.2  National Productivity Institute 
1.3  National War Memorial Health Foundation 
1.4  People's Coop Christmas Parcels and Savings Club 
1.5  South African Institute of Race Relations 
1.6  Transvaal Workers Educational Association 
Dbc2  Special Topics 
2.1  Blacks and trade unions 
2.2  Border areas 
2.3  "Buy South African" campaign. 
2.4  Communists in South African trade unions 
2.5  Health 
2.6  Lectures on trade unionism 
2.7  Productivity 
2.8  Race relations 
GARMENT WORKERS UNION - RELATIONS WITH GOVERNMENT 
Ea  Government Control 
Eaa  Legislation 
Eaa1  Criminal Law Amendment Bill and Public Safety Bill 
Factories Bill 
Friendly Societies Act 
Industrial Conciliation Bill 
Industrial Conciliation (Natives) Bill 
Industrial Legislation Commission of Enquiry 
Native Labour (Settlement of Disputes) Bill 
Unemployment Insurance Act 
Wage Act 
10  War Measure No.145 
11  General 
Eab  Administration 
Eab1  Department of Labour 
Wage Board 
Industrial Registrar 
Workmen's Compensation Commissioner 
Bureau of Census and Statistics 
South African Bureau of Standards 
Juvenile Affairs Board 
Eac  Arbitration 
Eac1  National Industrial Council for the Laundry, Dry-Cleaning and Dyeing Trade (Tvl) 
Ead  Investigation - Commissions of Enquiry 
Ead1  Cemetery by-laws of City Council of Johannesburg 
Coloureds 
Industrial legislation 
Press 
Eb  Politics 
Eba  Political parties 
Eba1  Independent Labour Party 
Nationalist Party 
South African Labour Party 
United Party 
Ebb  Political activities 
Ebb1  Abe Dailey Institute of Interracial Studies 
African People's Organisation 
Campaign for Right and Justice 
Civil Rights League 
Federation of South African Women 
Friends of Africa 
League against Fascism 
National Council of African Women 
South African Coloured People's Organisation 
10  South Africans' League 
11  Suppression of Communism 
12  Transvaal Coloured People's Organisation 
13  Transvaal Indian Congress 
14  Women's Action Committee 
F.  61 slides: A History of the GWU, by G Lewis (List in Room2, Slides in Room 27) 
   
WITWATERSRAND TAILORS ASSOCIATION 
Aa  Central Administration 
Aa1  Joint meetings 1927-1928 2 items 
  Minutes of the first meeting of the Joint Committee of the Witwatersrand Master Tailors Association and the Witwatersrand Tailors Association. 1927 Feb 24. 
  Minutes of a joint meeting of representatives of the Witwatersrand Tailors Association and Witwatersrand Master Tailors Association. 1928 Apr 1. 
  Re formation of an Industrial Council for the Bespoke Tailoring Industry (Witwatersrand) and constitution. 
Aa2  General meetings 1929 Apr 1 item 
  Minutes of the first quarterly general meeting, 1929 Apr 9. 
Aa3  Constitution 1922 1 item 
  Rules of the Witwatersrand Tailors Association. Amended 1922. 
Aaa  Central Executive Committee 
Aaa1  Minutes 1929 Jan-Dec 1 file 
  1st - 32nd meeting of CEC 
Aaa2  Reports (1929) 1 item 
  Report on the activities of the committee re the organising of the workers in particular the Pretoria branch and the decision to change the name of the association to "The Transvaal Tailors and Garment Workers Union". 
Aab  Transactions 
Aab1  General Correspondence and Papers 1918 Apr-1932 Jun 186 files 
  The divisions in the original files have been preserved and therefore subjects are scattered. The index should be consulted. 
  Main correspondents: 
  M Baum (Secretary Witwatersrand Tailors Association), D Colraine (Secretary Witwatersrand Tailors Association), Cecil Frank Glass, H Joseph (Secretary Witwatersrand Tailors Association), E S Sachs, A F Tuffin (General Secretary Witwatersrand Tailors Association). 
Aab1.1  Abolition of contracting and piece work 1922 Mar-1926 Jun 
  Mainly correspondence with the Transvaal Merchant Tailors Association re struggle for the abolition of piece work and contracting by employers in the Bespoke Tailoring Industry. 
Aab1.2  Abusive language 1926 May 1 item 
Aab1.3  Advisory Board 1920 Oct 1 item 
Aab1.4  Agreements 1918 Apr-1930 Oct 
  Correspondence and copies of agreements 
  1927 Jul 16 Agreement between Manboys and Witwatersrand Tailors Association 
  1929 Jul Agreement for the clothing industry. 
Aab1.5  Apology 1929 Oct 11 1 item 
Aab1.6  Appeal 1929 Oct 11 1 item 
  Scapszak and others v Rex. 
Aab1.7  Application for Conciliation Board 1926 Aug 17 1 item 
  Application for Conciliation Board, Bespoke Tailoring Industry, Bloemfontein. See also Aab1.13 
Aab1.8  Application for loans 1923 Mar-1932 Jun 
Aab1.9  Application for membership 1929 Aug-Sep 
Aab1.10  Application for membership - Transvaal Merchant Tailors Association. 1925 Nov 
Aab1.11  Application for substitution of ordinary working days as holidays in lieu of Sundays, public holidays and weekly half-holidays. NM 
  Substitution because of Jewish festivals. 1 item 
Aab1.12  Application for work 1921 Sep-1927 Jun 
Aab1.13  Appointment of conciliation board 1926 Jun-Jul 
  Correspondence re dispute between Bloemfontein branch and Merchant Tailors, Bloemfontein. Aab1.7 
Aab1.14  Arbitration 1918 May-1930 Jul 
  In particular arbitration 1922 between Witwatersrand Tailors Association and Master Tailors Association. 
Aab1.15  Arrear wages 1932 May 28 1 item 
Aab1.16  Assistance 1919 Oct-1932 May 
  Assistance for strike Oct 1919 against Messrs Henochsberg and Co.; assistance to other trade unions; Dec 1928 refusal. 
  of state assistance for medical expenses of employees; requests from workers for financial assistance owing to illness and unemployment. 
Aab1.17  Back pay 1927 Mar-1929 Jun 
  Back pay in lieu of underpayment of wages. 
Aab1.18  Benefits 1927 
  Agreement between Transvaal Master Tailors Association and Witwatersrand Tailors Association (Bespoke section) 1927 Jan 15. 
  Amendments to lapsed agreement for the Bespoke Tailoring Industry, Witwatersrand, submitted by the Witwatersrand Master Tailors Association, to a Joint Mooting of its Executive Committee with the Executive Committee of Witwatersrand Tailors Association, August 1927. 
Aab1.19  Bloemfontein branch 1919 Aug-1926 Nov 
  Correspondence with Orange Free State Tailors and Tailoresses Union re agreement 21 Jul 1919 with Merchant Tailors Association; visit by C F Glass Mar 1926 to organise workers; minutes of mooting 18 Apr 1926 where it was agreed to form a branch of the Witwatersrand Tailors Association; application of Witwatersrand Tailors Association to amend certificate of registration to include Bloemfontein Jul 1926; application to appoint conciliation board (see also Aab1.7, 1.13). 
Aab1.20  Break away 1923 May 
  Secession of members of the Transvaal Garment Workers Union from the South African Industrial Federation and an appeal for them to rejoin Witwatersrand Tailors Association. 
Aab1.21  Certificate of employment 1929 Jan-Dec 
  Correspondence to certificates of employment issued to workers. 
Aab1.22  Charging of members 1922 Jun 
  Charges preferred against Mr M Fisher, ex chairman of Witwatersrand Tailors Association, for starting a strike for his own financial benefit. 
Aab1.23  Cheap labour 1924 Jul 29 1 item 
Aab1.24  Circulars 1929 Aug 6 1 item 
  Re sweating conditions in the tailoring industry. 
Aab1.25  Claims 1929 Sep 2-Oct 28 
  Claims against clothing manufacturers for wages. 
Aab1.26  Closed shop 1926 Oct-1929 Jan 
Aab1.27  Collective bargaining 1918 May 28 1 item 
Aab1.28  Collector/organiser 1927 Mar-May 
  Application for the position. 
Aab1.29  Coloured question 1919 Jun 23 1 item 
Aab1.30  Commissioners of oaths 1932 Oct 29 1 item 
Aab1.31  Complaints 1924 Aug-1930 Feb 
  Complaints re underpayment, overtime and working conditions of employees, unsatisfactory work of employees. 
Aab1.32  Confinement 1929 Dec 7 1 item 
  Application for confinement allowance. 
Aab1.33  Contract system 1926 Apr-1929 Dec 
Aab1.34  Contravention of agreement 1929 Sep-Oct 
  Includes statements of workers as to the contravention of the clothing agreement by employers. 
Aab1.35  Contributions 1928 Oct 16 1 item 
  Subscriptions to the trade union. 
Aab1.36  Cost of living 1920 Jan 22 1 item 
Aab1.37  Council fees 1929 Mar-Apr 
  Fees due to the Industrial Council by employers. 
Aab1.38  Court action 1919 Jun-1928 Jun 
  Legal action against employers; statement by Daniel Colraine re pamphlet "The case against the National Council", 12 Jun 1928. 
Aab1.39  Customs duty and tariffs 1928 Mar 21 1 item 
  Grievances of factories re duties and tariffs. 
Aab1.40  Dance 1928 Jun-1945 Far 
Aab1.41  Deadlock 1922 Jan 
Aab1.42  Death 1925 Dec 
  Letters of condolence. 
Aab1.43  Delegates of Industrial Council for the Bespoke Tailoring Industry 1929 Feb. 
Aab1.44  Delegates to International Labour Organisation 1924 Mar 
Aab1.45  Department of Labour 1918 Jun-1929 May 
  Correspondence re record of all strikes and lockouts; strike Ben Pickles and Co. May 1919, 1922; Witwatersrand Tailors Association statistics supplied to the Census and Statistics Office; wages. Principal correspondent: R H Miller. 
Aab1.46  Deputation to Hepworths 1928 Jan-Mar 
Aab1.47  Dismissal of employment 1919 Jul-1931 Nov 
Aab1.48  Dispute - in industry 1919 Apr-1929 Nov 
  Negotiations with Transvaal Merchant Tailors Association re wages; settlement with Ben Pickles and Co. 1922; disputes with Fluxman Bros. 1929; Rex v Scapszak and others, case 1929; dispute with Enterprise Clothing and Shirt Manufacturers, Oct 1929 and assault on trade union officials and members. 
Aab1.49  Dispute - furniture workers 1930 May 
Aab1.50  Division of work 1919 Jun-1926 Jul 
Aab1.51  Draft proposals for new agreement 1926 
Aab1.52  Donations 1927 Oct-1931 Mar 
  Donations received and requests for donations in particular case of Scapszak and others 1929. 
Aab1.53  Employment 1924 Feb-1928 Jul 
Aab1.54  Exemptions - changing hours of work 1929 Sep 
Aab1.55  Exemption - wages 1929 Feb-Jun 
Aab1.56  Exemption - lower rate for coat, vest, trousers. 1926 Jul 
  Rejection by Industrial Council of the Bespoke Tailoring Industry of a third-class log. 
Aab1.57  Extension of jurisdiction 1926 Jun 
  Extension of jurisdiction to include the Orange Free State. 
Aab1.58  Factories Act - Section 42 1918 
Aab1.59  Factory inspection 1925 Sep-1929 Jan 
  Unsuitable premises, unsanitary conditions, unpaid overtime. 
Aab1.60  Fines 1918 Jun-1931 Jun 
  Fines for non-attendance at meetings, working during prohibited hours. 
Aab1.61  Formation of Industrial Council for the Bespoke Tailoring Industry 1928 Mar 23 1 item 
Aab1.62  Formation of Joint Committee, Witwatersrand Tailors Association and Witwatersrand Master Tailors Association 1925 Feb-1927 Feb 
Aab1.63  General Hertzog Presentation Fund ND 1 item 
Aab1.64  General meeting 1929 Jul-Aug 
  Notices of meetings. 
Aab1.65  Grants 1929 Aug-1931 Jul 
  Loans to members. 
Aab1.66  Holiday pay 1928 Feb-Dec 
Aab1.67  Hours of work 1920 Mar-1926 Sep 
Aab1.68  Immigrant labour 1930 Jan 
Aab1.69  Immigration Quota Bill 1950 
  Annotated. 
Aab1.70  Income and expenditure account 1921 Apr-1929 Dec 
  Includes financial statements 1926, 1928 and 1929. 
Aab1.71  Increased wages 1928 Jan-1931 Jun 
Aab1.72  Industrial Conciliation Act 1924-1929 Oct 
  Correspondence with Department of Labour. 
Aab1.73  Industrial Council for the Bespoke Tailoring Industry 1925 Oct 1 item 
Aab1.74  Industrial Council for the Clothing Industry (Transvaal) 1926 May-1927 Feb 
  Employment in the clothing industry - statistics 1926; financial statements of expenditure of Industrial Council. 
Aab1.75  Information 1929 Jul 
  Structure of the union and labour organisation in the clothing industry, employers' organisations and industrial councils; Fluxman Bros. case. 
Aab1.76  Inquiry re working conditions 1925 Nov-1929 May 
  Working conditions at John Scott and Co., Pretoria. 
Aab1.77  Insolvent estate - 0 K Clothing Manufacturers 1929 Sep-Dec 
Aab1.78  Inspection of factories - Department of Labour 1925 Jul 1929 Feb 
  Underpayment, arrear wages, hours of labour. 
Aab1.79  Inspection of tailors' premises - Germiston 1926 May 
  Payment of wages. 
Aab1.80  International Clothing Workers Federation 1927 May 
  Re conditions of workers in the clothing and tailoring industries in South Africa. 
Aab1.81  International Labour Conference 1926 Sep 
  Collecting of data by the Department of Labour on sickness insurance for International Labour Conference 1927. 
Aab1.82  Interview 1926 Apr-1927 Nov 
Aab1.83  Jewish Colonization Fund 1926 Nov 
  Request to raise money for the movement to assist destitute Jewish masses to settle on the land in Russia. 
Aab1.84  Jewish holidays 1927 Sep 
Aab1.85  Juvenile Affairs Board 1928 May-1930 Sep 
  Employment of juveniles in the clothing industry; activities of Girls Lunch Hour Club, Aug-Sep 1930. 
Aab1.86  M Kentridge 1928 Jun-Jul 
  Re Wage Board determination. 
Aab1.87  Labour Bank 
  Thesis for the establishment of a Labour Bank by Maurice G Epstein. TS. 12p. 
Aab1.88  Levies 1928 May 30 1 items 
Aab1.89  Liquidation 1923 Sep 30 1 
  Liquidation of South African Industrial Federation Co-operative Development Company Ltd. 
Aab1.90  Loans 1928 Dec 8 1 item 
  Loan to the Industrial Council for the Bespoke Tailoring Industry. 
Aab1.91  Log prices 1919 Apr-May 
  Competition from other manufacturers who do not pay log price. 
Aab1.92  Logs 1918 Dec-1928 Apr 
  Log prices, wages; log of Bloemfontein tailors May 1926. 
Aab1.93  May Day 1919 Mar-1929 May 
Aab1.94  Medical Aid Scheme proposal 1926 Feb-1928 Nov 
Aab1.95  Meetings 1920 Jan-1931 Feb 
  Notices of general and executive meetings; visit of Tom Mann Oct 1922; notice of first general meeting of Witwatersrand Master Tailors Association Mar 1924; minutes of dispute with Fluxman Bros. 
Aab1.96  Members 1919 May-1932 May 
  Apologies for non-attendance at meetings; illegal overtime work; proposals for discussion at meetings; denouncing of Michael Fisher; fines for non-attendance at meetings; dismissal of employees; closed shop; injuries to workers; applications for membership; employment; non-union wages; unemployment. 
Aab1.97  Members' complaints and statements 1929 Aug-1930 Nov 
  Applications for jobs; workers' statements about employment and complaints against employers. 
Aab1.98  Membership 1918 Jun-1928 Sep 
  Applications; withdrawal of membership; membership of the Transvaal Merchant Tailors Association; application for registration of the Industrial Council for the Bespoke Tailoring Industry. 
Aab1.99  Memoranda of agreement 1919 Apr-1920 Jan 
  Agreement between Transvaal Merchant Tailors Association and the Witwatersrand Tailors Association that workers will be paid on the basin of the log of Apr 1919. 
  Agreement between the Transvaal Merchant Tailors Association and the Witwatersrand Tailors Association to a 20% increase on log prices and wagon, 29 Jan 1920. 
Aab1.100  Memorandum to Minister of labour 1929 Oct 
  Submitted by the Witwatersrand Tailors Association in respect of immigrant tailors, bespoke tailoring work in clothing factories, amendments to the Industrial Conciliation Act, 1924. 
Aab1.101  Merchant and Master Tailors 1924 Jul-1927 Nov 
  Correspondence with Witwatersrand Master Tailors Association re position of merchant and master tailors. 
Aab1.102  Middlemen in the tailoring industry 1923 Feb-1932 Jan 
Aab1.103  Mine Workers' strike 1922 Jan-1927 May 
  Strike 1922: City Deep strike 1927. 
Aab1.104  Minimum wages - tailoring trade 1927 Feb 1 item 
Aab1.105  Negotiations 1918 May-1926 May 
  Wages, abolition of piecework and contracting in the Bespoke Tailoring Industry; opening of indoor workshops. 
Aab1.106  Non-European meeting - Indians and Asians 1929 Mar- 1929 May 
  Organising of workers. 
Aab1.107  Non-affiliated unions 1920 Mar-1927 Mar 
  Non-affiliation of Witwatersrand Tailors Association to proposed South African Council of Organised Workers. (Correspondent: Ivan L Walker); non-affiliation of Witwatersrand Master Tailors Association and Transvaal Master Tailors Association. 
Aab1.108  Non-members 1925 Dec-1926 Mar 
  Enforcement of closed shop. 
Aab1.109  Notice of meetings 1926 May-1927 Nov 
Aab1.110  Notice period 1926 Apr 12 1 item 
Aab1.111  Notice of termination of agreement 1926 Sep 
Aab1.112  Officials and staff members 1922 Jun-1927 Jan 
Aab1.113  Opening of workshop 1920 Aug 1 1 item 
  Opening of new workshop of Manboys Tailors. 
Aab1.114  Outstanding contributors 1932 Mar 9 1 item 
Aab1.115  Outwork 1926 Feb-1929 Sep 
Aab1.116  Overseas labour research departments 1926 Apr-1927 Jan 
  Re wages. 
Aab1.117  Overseas working conditions 1928 Feb-Mar 
Aab1.118  Overtime 1921 Mar-1929 May 
Aab1.119  Payment of wages 1928 Jun-1932 Jul 
Aab1.120  Petitions 1928 Jun 13 1 item 
  Complaints against fellow worker. 
Aab1.121  People's Press Limited 1922 May-1923 May 
Aab1.122  Piecework and contracting 1919 Apr-Jun 
Aab1.123  Proposals for new agreement 1927 Apr-1930 Apr 
Aab1.124  Premises 1926 Jan, 1927 Sep 
Aab1.125  Prosecutions - private 1929 Jun-Nov 
  In particular R Scapszak and others. 
Aab1.126  Proposed prosecution of Maurice Breslau 1929 Nov 1 item 
Aab1.127  Prosecutions 1926 Apr-1930 Feb 
  Criminal investigation. Case v H Fourie, 1926 
  Breach of agreement for the clothing industry by H Salamson 1929 Prosecution for perjury - Sam Gavizansky 
  Prosecution under Government Notice No.2249 
  Prosecution under Wage Act No.27 of 1925 
  Rex v Samuel Ginsberg 
  Witwatersrand Tailors Association v John Scott and Co. and others 
  Witwatersrand Tailors Association v Lak. 
Aab1.128  Publications 1925 Mar-1927 Aug 
  Support of Forward and trade union publications. 
Aab1.129  Racial complaints 1922 Jan-1929 Apr 
Aab1.130  Rate of wages 1926 Mar 
Aab1.131  Reduction in wages and working conditions 1922 Mar-1928 Mar 
Aab1.132  Registration of Industrial Council for the Bespoke Tailoring Industry 1928 Oct 6 1 item 
Aab1.133  Registration of Witwatersrand Master Tailors Association 1927 Jun 
Aab1.134  Reinstatement 1927 Mar 4 1 item 
Aab1.135  Re-opening of a workshop 1926 Feb-Mar 
  Witwatersrand Tailors Association demand that A Levy re-open workshop. 
Aab1.136  Re-organising Committee 1923 Jul 4 1 item 
Aab1.137  Report of work in union office - Mr Goodman 1929 Jun 
  Dismissal of employees, contravention of agreements, working conditions of employees. 
Aab1.138  Representations to Ministers 1928 Apr?May 
  Correspondence with Minister of Justice re harsh sentences for car theft and arrest under the Sedition Act. 
Aab1.139  Representation of Bespoke Tailoring Employers Association 1931 Dec 
  Correspondence between Middlemen Tailors Union and Garment Workers Union Bespoke Section re proposals of Bespoke Tailoring Employers Association. 
Aab1.140  Representation on Industrial Council 1919 Oct-1928 Feb 
  Representation of Transvaal Master Tailors Association, Witwatersrand Master Tailors Association and Witwatersrand Tailors Association on Industrial Council for the Bespoke Tailoring Industry. 
Aab1.141  Resignations 1919 Jul-1932 Feb Resignations from members and officials; resignation of Sam Levy, Chairman Witwatersrand Tailors Association Apr 1927; resignation of Pretoria District Merchant Tailors Association 1932. 
Aab1.142  Riotous Assemblies and Criminal Law Amendment Act 1914 1929 Dec 
  Protest against proposed bill. 
Aab1.143  Seasonal greetings 1922 Dec-1929 Jan 
Aab1.144  Secretary for Industrial Council 1926 Apr 1 item 
Aab1.145  Sedition Bill 1927 Mar 
  Objection to the Native Administration Bill and Sedition Bill. 
Aab1.146  Shares 1918 Sep 
Aab1.147  Sick Benefit Fund 1928 Nov 30 1 item 
Aab1.148  Sick members 1929 Oct-1931 Feb 
Aab1.149  Slackness in industry 1929 Feb-Jun 
Aab1.150  Social - Geserd "Press Fund" 1932 Apr 1 item 
Aab1.151  Solicitors 1929 Oct-1932 Apr 
Aab1.152  South African Industrial Federation 1923 Jun-1924 Mar 
Aab1.152a  S A Shop Assistants, Warehousemen, Clerks and Hairdressers Association 1924 Jun 1 
  Request that before purchasing, Garment Workers Union members should ask the assistants if they are members of a union. 
Aab1.153  South African Women Workers Union 1925 Apr 1 item 
  Request for donation from Fanny Klenerman. 
Aab1.154  Staff matters 1922 Jun-Sep 
Aab1.155  Statistics - Department of Labour 1928 Dec 1 item 
Aab1.156  Stoppage of work 1926 Mar 1 item 
Aab1.157  Strikes 1918 May-1922 Nov 
  Strike at Henochsberg 1919, tailors' strike 1920. 
Aab1.158  Strike pay 1922 Jan-Feb 
  Register. 
Aab1.159  Strike - tailors and Ben Pickles 1922 Nov-Dec 
Aab1.160  Subscriptions 1922 Jun-1928 Jun 
Aab1.161  Sunday Times Syndicate - Russian Famine Relief Committee 1923 Mar-1924 Sep 
Aab1.162  Sunday work 1920 Mar 1 item 
Aab1.163  Summons 1922 Aug-1929 May 
Aab1.164  Tailors' Log 1924 Jun 
Aab1.165  Tailors' Set 1927 Nov 
Aab1.166  Termination of service 1922 Jun-1933 Mar 
Aab1.167  Threat of Coloured labour 1929 Apr 1 item 
Aab1.166  Trade and Labour Report 1921 Jul-1922 Sep 
Aab1.169  Trade Union Committee of Action 1922 Aug 
Aab1.170  Transvaal Merchant Tailors Association 1921 Nov-1928 Feb 
  Report of conference of Joint Board of Transvaal Master Tailors Association and Witwatersrand Tailors Association re A Levy and Co. who had not paid the log prices, 30 Nov 1921; representation on Industrial Council for the Bespoke Tailoring Industry. 
Aab1.171  Trouser makers 1925 Mar-Jul 
Aab1.172  Trousers' Log 1922 Feb-1925 Jul 
  Conference between Transvaal Master Tailors Association and Witwatersrand Tailors Association re trousers' log, 16 Feb 1922; log table 1925. 
Aab1.173  Undercutting of prices 1924 Dec 
Aab1.174  Underpayment - wages 1925 Jul-1933 Mar 
  Underpayment by employers; underpayment by Messrs Hepworths and Rex v John Kidd, Manager of Hepworths, 1931. 
Aab1.175  Unemployment 1919 Sep-1931 Jun 
Aab1.176  Union badges 1920 May-1926 Aug 
Aab1.177  Union fees deductions 1928 Nov 23 1 item 
Aab1.178  University of the Witwatersrand 
  Notice of lecture series on practical problems of Wage Regulation. c1925. 
Aab1.179  Vacancies 1925 Oct-1926 Oct 
Aab1.180  Wage Board determination 1925 Sep-1930 Jan 
  Investigation 1926; contravention of agreement by John Scott and Co. 1929 and other employers. 
Aab1.181  Wage investigations 1919 Apr-1929 Jun 
Aab1.182  Witwatersrand Tailors Association Log 
Aab1.183  Warning - dismissal 1931 Jun 2 1 item 
Aab1.184  Weeks' notice 1927 Jul 26 1 item 
Aab1.185  Withdrawal of labour ND 
  Withdrawal of workers from firms failing to comply with agreement. 
Aab1.186  Witwatersrand Central Juvenile Affairs Board 1922 Nov-1925 Sep 
Aab1.187  Working conditions 1927 Fob 15 1 item 
Aab2  Special Topics 1920 Mar-1929 Sep 13 files 
Aab2.1  Cape Tailors 1927 Kay-Jun 1 file 
  Correspondence between C F Glass and John Comas about organisation and the tailoring industry, the question of amalgamation and piecework. 
Aab2.2  Manboys' strike 1927 Jun-Oct 1 file 
  Correspondence relating to the strike at Manboys 27 Jun-9 Jul 1927; support for the Witwatersrand Tailors Association from the Witwatersrand Master Tailors Association; register of strike pay; deed of agreement between Witwatersrand Tailors Association and Manboys; Hg minutes of meetings concerning the strike. 
Aab2.5  Legal matters 1926 Feb-1929 Sep 4 files 
  Legal proceedings against employers for underpayment, unjust dismissal of employees; report on investigation into wages paid in certain bespoke tailoring establishments in Germiston 5 May 1926; records of case Rex v Rachmiol Scapszak, Froem Gerver and Samuel Matz 8 Jul 1929 for unlawfully taking part in a strike because of the refusal of Messrs Flu man to grant an increase in wages. 
Aab2.4  Membership 1922 Aug-1929 Sep 1 file 
  Correspondence and application for membership, arrear subscriptions, enquiries re whereabouts of members, and resignations. 
Aab2.5  Employment 1924 Dec-1929 Dec 1 file 
  Correspondence re placement of tailors and tailoresses in employment. 
Aab2.6  Associated Trade Unions of South Africa (ATUSA) 1922 Nov-1924 Jul 1 file 
  Associated Trade Unions of South Africa was formed during the South African Industrial Federation's decline, when it ceased to have the confidence of the unions. A coordinating body was necessary to deal with problems and joint meetings of the executive committees of the unions were held. This organisation continued to function efficiently and cheaply after the 1922 strike. It was then decided to give it a permanent form and to define its functions. Thus Associated Trade Unions of South Africa cane into being. It changed name cMay 1924 to Associated Trade Unions and other Employees Organisations. It was a forerunner of South African Association of Employees Organisations, later South African Trade Union Council. 
  Correspondence between the Witwatersrand Tailors Association and J Wallace, Secretary of the Associated Trade Union of South Africa re retaining services of Mr Tom Mann, organiser; the 
  funerals of Messrs Hull, Lewis and Long; strike at Ben Pickles and Co. Ltd Nov 1922 and the use of scabs and strikebreakers encouraged by the South African Industrial Federation; proposed congress in 1923 to form a trade union congress; Industrial Conciliation Bill 1923; constitution of Associated Trade Unions of South Africa; affiliation of Witwatersrand Tailors Association to Associated Trade Unions of South Africa; membership statistics of Witwatersrand Tailors Association Mar 1923; consideration of a draft constitution in 1924 to form a co-ordinating body of trade unions. 
Aab2.7  Cape Federation of Labour Unions 1923 Jan-Apr 1 file 
  Correspondence between the Witwatersrand Tailors Association and Cape Federation of Labour Unions re convening of trade union congress conflicting with the national congress being planned by Associated Trade Unions of South Africa; failure to convene congress because of the Industrial Conciliation Bill; the convening of a congress at the Cape. 
Aab2.8  Johannesburg Trades Hall Society 1927 May-Aug 1 file 
  Correspondence between Witwatersrand Tailors Association and Amalgamated Engineering Union re legal opinions as to the activities of the Johannesburg Trades Hall Society re disposal of property in particular the Trades Hall Building and the refusal of Mr Tennant to allow the vote of the Furniture Workers Union. 
Aab2.9  Rex v Simon Cohen 1920 Mar 1 file 
  Victimisation of employee Simon Cohen by employer Mr Hainan, Cohen being arrested without cause. Case to acquit Cohen and bring Hairman to justice for ill treatment of his workers. 
Aab2.10  Clothing industry ND 1 file 
  Hg notes on the clothing industry by a worker re wages and conditions for workers in the industry. 
   
Ab  Bespoke section 
Aba  Executive Committee 
  Minutes 1929 
  Extracts from minutes 21 Jan and 9 May 
Abb  Transactions 1925 Nov-1929 Dec 3 files 
Abb1  General 1928 May-1929 Jan. 1 file 
  Notices of general and executive meetings; Hg minutes of general meeting re strike at John Scott and Co., Pretoria, 3 Jan 1929, 
Abb2  Contravention of agreement 1925 Nov-1929 Dec 1 file 
  Contravention of agreements by employers by underpaying workers; contraventions by employees by leaving their employ without due notice and disciplinary action taken against them by the Witwatersrand Tailors Association. 
Abb3  Distress Fund 1928 Nov-1929 Dec 1 file 
  Fund to aid workers in need of financial relief. Correspondence, financial statement for the half-year, ended 31st December 1929, constitution of the Witwatersrand Tailors Association. Bespoke Section. Distress Fund. 
   
Ac  Factory section 
Aca  Executive Committee 1926 1 file 
Aca1  Notice of meeting. [May] 1926 
Aca2  Minutes of executive meeting of factory workers. 1926 Aug 11 
   
Acb  Transactions 1926 Dec 1 file 
  General meeting of factory workers. 1926 Dec 21. 
   
GARMENT WORKERS UNION - INTERNAL ORGANISATION 
Ba  National organisation 
Baa  Executive Committee 
Baa1  Minutes 1931, 1935-1977 13 boxes (45 files) 
  The Central Executive Committee changed its name to the National Executive Committee, 29 October 1962. 
  The minutes between 1931-1940 are incomplete and there are no minutes for 1938. There are no minutes for 1941-1949 with the exception of the minutes of the meeting on 27 Jun 1942 and 15 May 1948. These minutes have been reported as destroyed as they were used to slander the union at the Commission of Inquiry into the Garment Workers Union (Wolfaardt Commission) 1948. 
  There are draft minutes 1966-1972, the minutes of 1956-68 being extensively revised by J Cornelius (General Secretary). 
  An itemised record of the minutes is housed in the department. See Addendum: Baa1.1 - 1.14. NEC Minutes 1967-83 14 vols. 
Baa2  Joint meetings 
  Minutes 1952 Nov-1961 May 1 file 
Baa2.1  Minutes of a special joint meeting of the Central Executive Committee and the Executive Committee of the No 1 Transvaal branches. 1961 May 23. 
Baa2.2  Minutes of the Central Executive Committee and the No.2 Branch Executive Committee. 19t6 Jun 20; 1951 Mar 7 and Aug 22; 1952 Nov 3; 1953 Feb 17; 1953 Feb 28. 
Baa2.3  Minutes of Central Executive Committee and Germiston No 1 branch. 1957 Dec 4; 1957 Dec 13. 
Baa2.4  Minutes of a special meeting of the Central Executive Committee and Shop stewards of the No 2 branch, 1944 May 27. 
Baa3  Papers and correspondence 1958 Nov-1968 Oct 5 files 
  Notices and circulars re meetings; election of members, control of bank accounts; resolutions, special levy for Organising Fund Jan-Jul 1964; miscellaneous correspondence. 
Baa4  Interim Executive Committee of the No 2 Divisional Council 
  Minutes 1962-1975 24 files 
  Formerly Main Executive Committee of the No 2 branches, it changed its name to the Interim Executive Committee from 24 Apr 1963. Includes corrected drafts of the minutes by Johanna Cornelius. A full record of the minutes is available in the department. 
  See Addendum Baa4.1 - 4.7. Minutes 1968-75 7 vols. 
   
Bab  Committees 
Bab1  Finance Committee 
  Minutes 1937-1955 12 files 
  There are no minutes for 1939, 1940, 1942, 1944, 1946-1947 and 1953. Some minutes are undated. A full list of the minutes is available in the department. 
Bab2  Officers' Committee 
  Papers 1970 1 file 
  Salaries; proposals for consideration by the Officers' Committee. 
Bab3  Liaison Committee 1952 1 item 
  Minutes, 1952 Nov 20. 
Bab4  Organising Committee 1932 2 items 
  Minutes of the first meeting, 24 Feb 1932, and the second meeting 8 Mar 1932. 
Bab5  General Purposes Committee 1930-1931 1 file 
  Minutes. 
Bab6  Management Committee 1930 1 file 
  Minutes. 
Bab7  Shop Committees 1931 1 file 
  Miscellaneous minutes of coatings of shop committees; minutes of meetings of shop committee of Messrs Ministers. 
Bab8  Complaints Committee 1944 1 item 
  Minutes, 1944 May 10. 
Bab9  Emergency Committee 1931 1 item 
  Minutes, 1931 Apr 18. 
   
Bac  Divisional Council 
  Formerly the National Council 1953-1962 
  Papers 1953-1976 30 files 
Bac1  National Council 1953 Aug 7-8 
Bad .1  General correspondence and papers re delegates, notices of meeting, agenda, proposed resolutions, alterations to constitution, objection to the Native Labour (Settlement of Disputes) Bill. 
Bac1.2  Resolutions 
Bac1.3  Election of Central Executive Committee. 
Bac1.4  Minutes of the first meeting of the National Council. 
Bac2  National Council 1954 Feb 26-27 
Bac2.1  General correspondence re proposed resolutions, amendments to the constitution, accommodation. 
Bac2.2  Resolutions. 
Bac2.3  List of delegates and alternates; register signed at the first session. 
Bac2.4  Minutes of the second meeting of the National Council. 
Bac3  National Council 1954 Sep 17-18 
Bac3.1  General correspondence re appointment of delegates, amendments to the constitution, notices to delegates. 
Bac3.2  Lists of delegates and National Executive Committee members; register signed at the first and second sessions. 
Bac3.3  Minutes of the third meeting of the National Council. 
Bac4  National Council 1955 Feb 25-26 
Bac4.1  Correspondence and papers re delegates, resolutions, and statistics of membership of the branches including statistics of Africans employed in the clothing industry. 
Bac4.2  Notices. 
Bac4.3  List of delegates; signed register of attendance. 
Bac4.4  Resolutions. 
Bac4.5  Minutes of the fourth meeting of the National Council. 
Bac5  National Council 1955 Oct 14-15 
Bac5.1  Correspondence. 
Bac5.2  Notices. 
Bac5.3  Lists of delegates and correspondence; signed register. 
Bac5.4  Resolutions. 
Bac5.5  Minutes of the fifth meeting of the National Council. 
Bac6  Special meeting of the National Council 1955 Dec 5 
  Notice to delegates, register of attendance, minutes of the meeting "to consider an Amendment to the Constitution, so as to allow the scope of registration to be extended in respect of all activities specified in the revised definition of "Clothing Industry" as submitted by the Industrial Council for the Clothing Industry (Transvaal)". 
Bac7  National Council 1956 May 4-5 
Bac7.1  Resolutions and notices. 
Bac7.2  List of delegates and signed register of attendance. 
Bac7.3  Minutes of the sixth mooting of the National Council. 
Bac8  National Council 1956 Oct 26-27 
Bac8.1  Correspondence re appointment of delegates. 
Bac8.2  List of delegates; signed register of attendance. 
Bac8.3  Resolutions and notices. 
Bac8.4  Minutes of the first meeting of the second National Council. 
Bac9  National Council 1957 Mar 22-23 
Bac9.1  Correspondence and papers re election of representatives, notices, report of the Credentials Committee. 
Bac9.2  Resolutions. 
Bac9.3  Minutes of the second meeting of the National Council (1956-1958). 
Bac10  National Council 1957 Sep 13-14 
Bac10.1  Correspondence and notices. 
Bac10.2  Resolutions. 
Bac10.3  Delegates and report of Credentials Committee stating total membership of the union. 
Bac10.4  Minutes of the third meeting of the National Council (1956?1958). 
Bac11  National Council 1958 Nov 21-22 
Bac11.1  Correspondence re election of representatives. 
Bac11.2  Notices. 
Bac11.3  Resolutions. 
Bac11.4  Report of Credentials Committee. 
Bac11.5  List of delegates. 
Bac11.6  Minutes of the first meeting of the National Council (1958?1960) 
  Minutes of the first conference of the Provisional Council of the No 2 branches. 
Bac12  National Council 1959 Jun 26-27 
Bac12.1  Correspondence re delegates, notice, draft of presidential address by A Scheepers. 
Bac12.2  Resolutions. 
Bac12.3  Lists of delegates. 
Bac12.4  Reports of Credentials Committee. 
Bac12.5  Minutes of the second meeting of the National Council (1958-1960). 
Bac13  National Council 1960 Jan 28-30 
Bac13.1  Correspondence re arrangements for the National Council. 
Bac13.2  Resolutions and notices. 
Bac13.3  Reports of the Credentials Committee. 
Bac13.4  Presidential address. 
Bac13.5  Minutes of the third meeting of the National Council (1958?1960) 
  Minutes of the third conference of the Provisional Divisional Council of the No 2 branches. 
Bac14  National Council 1960 Jul 28-30 
Bac14.1  Correspondence re fourth meeting of the Provisional Divisional Council of the No 2 branches, election of delegates to the National Council. 
Bac14.2  Resolutions and notices. 
Bac14.3  Delegates. 
Bac14.4  Report of Credentials Committee. 
Bac14.5  Presidential address. 
Bac14.6  Minutes of the first meeting of the National Council (1960-1962) 
  Minutes of the first mooting of the Provisional Divisional Council of the No 2 branches. 
Bac15  National Council 1961 Feb 2-3 
Bac15.1  General correspondence re increase of trade union subscriptions and conversion to decimal coinage and arrangements for the conference. 
Bac15.2  Resolutions and notices. 
Bac15.3  Report and papers of Credentials Committee giving membership statistics. 
Bac15.4  Presidential address. 
Bac15.5  Minutes of the second meeting of the National Council (1960?1962) 
  Minutes of the second meeting of the Provisional Divisional Council of the No 2 branches. 
Bac16  National Council 1962 Feb 1-2 
Bac16.1  Correspondence re resolutions and delegates and arrangements for the National Council. 
Bac16.2  Resolutions and notices. 
Bac16.3  Reports and papers of the Credentials Committee. 
Bac16.4  Presidential address. 
Bac16.5  Minutes of the third meeting of the National Council (1960-1962) 
  Minutes of the third meeting of the Provisional Divisional Council of the No 2 branches. 
Bac17  Divisional Council 1963 Apr 4-5 
Bac17.1  Correspondence and notices to convening the council, election of chairman and vice-chairman. 
Bac17.2  Resolutions and notices. 
Bac17.3  Report and papers of Credentials Committee. 
Bac17.4  Election of delegates. 
Bac17.5  Presidential address. 
Bac17.6  Minutes of the first meeting of the Divisional Council (1963-1966) of the No 1 branches 
  Minutes of the first meeting of the No 2 Divisional Council. 
Bac18  Divisional Council 1964 May 14-15 
Bac18.1  General correspondence re convening of Divisional Council and result of ballots for chairman and vice-chairman of the above council. 
Bac18.2  Resolutions and notices. 
Bac18.3  Papers for credentials. 
Bac18.4  Presidential address 
  Report by C M S Gelvan on the International Labour Conference, Geneva. 
Bac18.5  Minutes of the second meeting of the Divisional Council (1963-1966) of the No 1 branches 
  Minutes of the second meeting of the No 2 Divisional Council. 
Bac19  Divisional Council 1965 May 20-21 
Bac19.1  Notices and correspondence re convening of Divisional Council. 
Bac19.2  Resolutions. 
   
Bac19.3  Papers and reports of the Credentials Committee. 
Bac19.4  Reports on Divisional Council meeting 
  Presidential address. 
Bac19.5  Minutes of the third meeting of the Divisional Council (1963-1966) of the No 1 branches 
  Minutes of the third meeting of the No 2 Divisional Council. 
Bac20  Divisional Council 1966 Jun 2-3 
Bac20.1  General correspondence re arrangements for Divisional Council, election of office bearers and delegates. 
Bac20.2  Resolutions and notices. 
Bac20.3  Reports and papers of the Credentials Committee. 
Bac20.4  Reports 
  Presidential address. 
  Report on the Twelfth Annual Conference of Trade Union Council of South Africa, 9-13 May 1966 by Miss A Scheepers. 
  Garment Workers Industrial Union (Natal). Secretary's report on visit to Rhodesia. 
  Report of the Overseas Delegation of the Garment Workers Union of South Africa to the: 
  1964 Congress of the International Textile and Garment Workers Federation - London. 
  1964 Annual Conference of the International Labour Organisation - Geneva, Switzerland. 
Bac20.5  Minutes of the first meeting of the Divisional Council (1966-1969) of the No 1 branches 
  Minutes of the first meeting of the No 2 Divisional Council. 
Bac21  Divisional Council 1967 May 25-26 
Bac21.1  General correspondence re arrangements for Divisional Council. 
Bac21.2  Resolutions and notices. 
Bac21.3  Reports and papers of the Credentials Committee. 
Bac21.4  Reports 
  Presidential address. 
  Joint Report by the delegation of the Garment Workers Union of South Africa on the public sitting of Section B of the Wage Board investigating the clothing industry ? certain areas, held on Monday, 17th April 1967. 
Bac21.5  Minutes of the second meeting of the No 1 Divisional Council. Draft and final copies. 
  Minutes of the second meeting of the No 2 Divisional Council (1966-1969). 
Bac22  Divisional Council 1968 May 16-17 
Bac22.1  General correspondence re convening of Divisional Council and election of office bearers and delegates. 
Bac22.2  Resolutions and notices. 
Bac22.3  Reports and papers of the Credentials Committee. 
Bac22.4  Miscellaneous reports. 
  Presidential address. 
Bac22.5  Minutes of the third meeting of the No 1 Divisional Council (1966-1959) 
  Minutes of the third meeting of the No 2 Divisional Council. 
Bac23  Divisional Council 1969 Jul 31 - Aug 1 
Bac23.1  General correspondence. 
Bac23.2  Resolutions and notices. 
Bac23.3  Papers and reports of Credentials Committee and nomination of office bearers. 
Bac23.4  General report on Divisional Council meeting 1969 
  Presidential address. 
Bac23.5  Minutes of the first meeting of the No 1 Divisional Council (1969) 
  Minutes of the first meeting of the No 2 Divisional Council. 
Bac23.6  Presidential address. 
Bac24  Divisional Council 1970 Aug 15-14 
Bac24.1  General correspondence. 
Bac24.2  Resolutions and notices. 
Bac24.3  Reports and papers of the Credentials Committee and election of office bearers and delegates. 
Bac25  Divisional Council 1971 Jul 22-23 
Bac25.1  Correspondence re convening of Divisional Council. 
Bac25.2  Resolutions. 
Bac25.3  Papers and reports of Credentials Committee. 
Bac25.4  Election of delegates and office bearers. 
Bac25.5  Presidential address 
  Report on savings on expenditure by Johanna Cornelius. 
Bac25.6  Minutes of the third annual conference of the No 1 Divisional Council 
  Minutes of the meeting of the No 2 Divisional Council. 
Bac26  Divisional Council 1972 Jul 20-21 
Bac26.1  Correspondence. 
Bac26.2  Minutes of an annual conference of the No 1 Divisional Council 
  Minutes of an annual conference of the No 2 Divisional Council. 
Bac26.3  Notices and resolutions. 
Bac27  Divisional Council 1973 Sep 13 
Bac27.1  Correspondence and papers re convening of Divisional Council and amendments to the constitution. 
Bac27.2  Resolutions. 
Bac27.3  Reports 
  Report on matters arising from the Divisional Council meeting. 
  Opening address by Mrs G Marks - Chairman of the No 1 Divisional Council. 
  Report by J Cornelius, General Secretary, to the Divisional Council Conference held on 13th September 1973, on amendments to the constitution of the Garment Workers 'Union of South Africa. 
  Report on Trade Union Council of South Africa's 19th annual conference, 13-17th August 1973. 
  General Secretary's report on major events for the period between the 1972 and 1973 Divisional Council conferences of the Garment Workers Union of South Africa. 
  Report on audited balance sheets and income and expenditure accounts for the year ended 31st December 1972. 
  Report on negotiations for the private new agreement between Dorian Hats (Pty) Ltd and the Garment Workers Union of South Africa. 
  Report by J Cornelius on the improvements negotiated for the Transvaal Millinery Agreement for the period 1 Nov 1973 - 31 Oct 1975, in comparison with wages in the Western Cape Millinery Agreement. 
  Report on negotiations for a private new agreement between the Harritz Hat Factory Ltd and the Garment Workers Union of South Africa. 
  Wage comparisons - Kimberley and other areas ? clothing industry South Africa. 
Bac27.4  Minutes of an annual conference of the No 1 Divisional Council. 
Bac28  Divisional Council 1974 Jul 19 
Bac28.1  Minutes of the annual conference of the No 1 Divisional Council. 
  Minutes of the annual conference of the No 2 Divisional Council. 
Bac29  Divisional Council 1975 Jul 24 
Bac29.1  Correspondence. 
Bac29.2  Resolutions. 
Bac29.3  Reports 
  Presidential address. 
  Report on audited balance sheets and income and expenditure accounts for the year ended 31st December 1974. 
  Branch reports. 
Bac29.4  Minutes of the annual conference of the No 1 Divisional Council. 
  Minutes of the annual conference of the No 2 Divisional Council. 
Bac30  Divisional Council 1976 Jul 23 
Bac30.1  Resolutions. 
Bac30.2  Reports 
  Presidential address 
  Report on audited balance sheets and income and expenditure accounts for the year ended 31st December 1975. 
  Branches' reports. 
   
Bad  General meetings 
Bad1  Minutes 1930-1956, 1959, 1968 1 file 
  Minutes of general meetings of the workers of No 1 and No 2 branches; general branch meetings; general meetings of factory committees. There are no minutes for the years 1934, 1939, 1953-1955. There are also minutes of a meeting of Black female workers in the clothing industry, 22 Aug 1946. 
Bad2  Apologies 1966-1967 1 file 
  Apologies for disciplinary measures taken against members for non-attendance at branch annual general meetings. 
Bad2.1  General 
Bad2.2  Factories 
Bad2.2.1  R L Antonis 
Bad2.2.2  Art Clothing 
Bad2.2.3  Bruno's Hats 
Bad2.2.4  Chiltern Bond 
Bad2.2.5  City Felt Hat 
Bad2.2.6  Dupa Clothing 
Bad2.2.7  Glenice Modes 
Bad2.2.8  Grand Clothing 
Bad2.2.9  Greys Ltd 
Bad2.2.10  Harlequin Fashions 
Bad2.2.11  Harritz Hats 
Bad2.2.12  Henochsberg 
Bad2.2.13  Jenilee Hats 
Bad2.2.14  Henley Blouses 
Bad2.2.15  Melonique 
Bad2.2.16  Monica Hats 
Bad2.2.17  Regent Neckwear 
Bad2.2.18  Rhine Fashions 
Bad2.2.19  Rodin Products 
Bad2.2.20  S A Shirt and Underwear 
Bad2.2.21  Safnit Mills Ltd 
Bad2.2.22  Select Fashions 
Bad2.2.23  Sharonwear 
Bad2.2.24  Uniform and Overall Suppliers 
Bad2.2.25  Windsor Hats. 
Bad3  Correspondence and papers 1930, 1950-1952 1 file 
  Miscellaneous notices of meetings, letters of admittance to non-members of the Garment Workers Union for the general meeting 1950, resolutions taken 1950 and 1952. 
   
Bae  Constitution 1929-1973 27 files 
Bae1  1929 
  Constitution of the Garment Workers Union (Transvaal). ND. 2 copies. 
  Constitution of the Garment Workers Union (Transvaal). Adopted 2 Jul 1929. Hg corrections on copy. This copy was probably used for the amendments to the constitution in 1931. R H Miller, Divisional Inspector, Department of Labour, states in a TLS, 23 Apr 1931, that "The statement in the heading to the effect that the constitution was adopted on the 2nd July, 1929, is not in fact true and should be deleted". (See Bae2). In the Central Executive Committee minutes of the Witwatersrand Tailors Association, 2 Sep 1929 (See Aaa), it is stated that "The constitution was re-edited and the Secretary was instructed to register the document with the Labour Department". 
Bae2  1931 
Bae2.1  Correspondence re amendments to the constitution. 1931 Jan-Jun 
Bae 2.2  Constitution of Garment Workers Union (Transvaal) [c1931?1932], Hg corrections (these may have been done in 1937 when the constitution was again amended in particular the name of the union). 
  Constitution of Garment Workers Union (Transvaal). ND. Refers in particular to the Bespoke section. 
Bae3  1932 
  Correspondence re amendments to the constitution. 1932 Jul-Aug. 
Bae4  1937 
Bae4.1  Correspondence re amendments to the constitution. 1937 Apr-Oct. 
Bae4.2  Lists of proposed amendments. 
Bae4.3  Instructions to Counsel and legal opinions as to whether the constitution could be amended by deleting the word "Transvaal" from the name without necessitating the registration of a new union. 
Bae4.4  Constitution of the Garment Workers Union ND 3 copies The constitution embodies the proposed amendments See Bae4.2) 
Bae5  1939 
  Correspondence re amendments to the constitution. 1939 May-Jul. 
Bae6  1939-1949 
  Proposed changes to constitution - 1948 conference. 
  Constitution of the Garment Workers Union. Various drafts. 
  Clause 2 stating where the Head Office is situated varies. ND 3 copies. 
  Konstitusie van die Klerewerksunie ND 2 copies. 
  Acknowledgements of receipt of a copy of the constitution. 1949 Feb-Aug 2 items. 
Bae 7  1950 
Bae7.1  Correspondence re amendments to the constitution. 1950 Jan-Dec. 
Bae7.2  Special conference 26 Apr 1950, to consider an amendment to clause 24 of the constitution, proposed by a Special General Meeting, 18 Feb. 1950. 
  Notices and minutes. 
Bae7.3  Special conference, 30 Nov-1 Dec 1950 to consider draft constitution. 
  Notices and minutes of conference; statement by A Scheepers, President, Garment Workers Union on the convening of the national conference; request by delegates of Germiston branch, Mrs S Oelofse and M Combrink, to the Industrial Registrar not to register amendments to the constitution, 21 Dec 1950. 
Bae7.4  Amendments to constitution 
  Resolutions to amend clauses 24, 10(a) and 10(d) of the constitution of the Garment Workers Union, 1950 Feb 21. 
  Approved by the Industrial Registrar, 13 Mar 1950. Sealed. 
  Drafts of proposed amendments to clauses 8(e), 10(a) (b) (c) and 17. English and Afrikaans. 
  Amendments to the above clauses in the constitution adopted 26 Mar 1950 and submitted to the Industrial Registrar 3 May 1950. 2 copies. 
  Draft for new constitution. ND. 
  Amendments to the draft constitution. 
Bae7.5  Memoranda 
  Memorandum submitted by the Garment Workers Union to the Industrial Registrar on the subject of the amendments to the constitution of the union. 1950 Feb and Mar 3. 2 drafts. 
  Memorandum submitted by the Garment Workers Union to the Industrial Registrar on the subject of the new constitution of the union adopted at a special conference held at Johannesburg on the 30th November and 1st December 1950. 
  Memorandum re draft constitution, Garment Workers Union. ND. 
Bae7.6  Legal opinions on the draft of the proposed constitution. 1950 Nov 25-29. 
Bae7.7  Legal action against the Industrial Registrar 
  Garment Workers Union, appellant and Barend Johannes Schoeman N.O. (Minister of Labour), respondent. Judgment. 1950 May 3. 
  Appeal in accordance with the provisions of Section 16 of the Industrial Conciliation Act to the Honourable the Minister of Labour against the decision of the Industrial Registrar. 1950 Nov 1. 
  Annexures. 
Bae7.8  Constitutions 
  Constitution of the Garment Workers Union as amended by the Registrar on 13th Mar 1950 and by Court Judgment on 13th Jun 1951. 
  Constitution of the Garment Workers Union of South Africa. 1950 Dec 1. Initialled and signed by A Scheepers and S Sachs. 2 copies. 
Bae8  1951 
Bae8.1  Correspondence 1951 Feb-Nov 
  Refusal of Minister of Labour to approve constitution adopted at the Special Conference on 30 Nov 1950; suggested alterations to the constitution submitted by the Industrial Registrar in Memorandum on the new constitution of the Garment Workers Union dated the 1st December 1950, Apr 1951; submission of amended constitution in November. 
Bae8.2  Special Conference 9-10 Nov 1951, to consider the objections of the Industrial Registrar to the new constitution adopted in Nov 1950. 
  Notices, correspondence, proposed amendments and minutes. 
Bae8.3  Legal opinion re amended constitution. Signed N E Rosenberg and S Kentridge, Johannesburg, 21 Jun 1951. 
Bae8.4  Amendments to constitution 
  Draft constitutions with proposed amendments. 
Bae8.5  Constitution as adopted by the Special Conference, 10 Nov 1951. 2 copies. 
Bae9  1952 
Bae9.1  Correspondence and papers May-Dec 1952 re objections of the Industrial Registrar to the constitution adopted in Nov 1951; particulars of a meeting between the Industrial Registrar and members of the Garment Workers Union held at the Department of Labour, Pretoria, 9 May 1952; suggested amendments to the constitution; amendments passed by the Special Conference, Oct 1952. 
Bae9.2  Special Conference, 25 Oct 1952 to consider the objections of the Industrial Registrar to the constitution adopted on 9-10 Nov 1951. 
  Notices and correspondence re convening of conference, proposed amendments to constitution, list of delegates, register of attendance, minutes. 
Bae10  1953 
Bae10.1  Correspondence 1953 Jan-Jul 
  Re amendments and submission of constitution 27 Jan 1953; registration of constitution 17 Feb 1953; correspondence with branches it new constitution and change of name to Garment Workers Union of South Africa. 
Bae10.2  Further session of Special Conference, 24 Jan 1953, to discuss further amendments to the constitution. 
  Notice and proposed amendments. 
Bae10.3  Legal opinion re constitution. By S Kentridge, Johannesburg, 4 Aug 1953. 
Bae10.4  Constitutions 
  Garment Workers Union of South Africa. Constitution. 
  Submitted to the Industrial Registrar for approval on 27 Jan 1953. 
  Garment Workers Union of South Africa. Constitution. 
  Approved by the Industrial Registrar on 13 Feb 1953. 
  Another copy of above with marginal captions. 
  Klerewerkersunie van Suid-Afrika. Grondwet. Goedgekeur deur die Nywerheidsregistrateur op 13 Feb 1953. TS and corrected draft. 
Bae11  1954 
  From 1954 all constitutional amendments had to be passed by the National Council and a special conference of members no longer had to be convened. 
Bae11.1  Correspondence and papers 1954 Apr-Oct 
  Correspondence with Industrial Registrar re proposed amendments to the constitution; approval of amendments 31 Aug 1954; correspondence with branches re amendments. 
Bae11.2  Amendments to constitution 
  Memoranda and resolution adopting amendments by members of the National Council, 26-27 Feb 1954. 
Bae11.3  Garment Workers Union of South Africa. Constitution. 
  Approved by the Industrial Registrar on 13 Feb 1953 and amended on 30 Aug 1954. 
  Klerewerkersunie van Suid-Afrika. Grondwet. Goodgekeur deur die Nywerheidsregistrateur op 13 Feb 1953 on gewysig op 30 Aug 1954. 
Bae12  1956 
  The Industrial Conciliation Act (No 28 of 1956) forbids the registration of mixed unions and existing mixed unions were required to establish separate branches for different racial groups. 
  Garment Workers Union of Coloured, Malay and Asiatic Workers (SA). Constitution. 9 May 1956. 
  Specimen constitution for a trade union with branches supplied by the Industrial Registrar, Jul 1956. 
  Garment Trade Union of European Employees (SA). Constitution. 25 Oct 1956. 
Bae13  1957 
  General papers and correspondence 1957 Jan-Dec 
  Circular letter to all trade unions from the Industrial Registrar re the Industrial Conciliation Act (1956). 23 Jan 1957. TS, lop. 
  Amendment to constitution of Garment Trade Union of European Employees (SA) as requested by Industrial Registrar at an interview with the union deputation, 20 Mar 1957. 
  Amendments necessary to the constitution to comply with the provisions of the Industrial Conciliation Act, and amendments as adopted by the National Council 13-14 Sep 1957. 
Bae 14  1958 
Bae14.1  Correspondence and papers 1958 Jan-Dec, re amendments to the constitution; report submitted by Miss A Scheepers on interview with Industrial Registrar re union's constitution on Tuesday, 18 Nov 1958; resolution adopting amendments to the constitution by the National Council, 21-22 Nov 1958. 
Bae14.2  Draft constitutions 
  Garment Workers Union of South Africa. Draft constitution for the consideration of the National Council, 21-22 Nov 1958. 
  Garment Workers Union of South Africa. Draft constitution as submitted to the Industrial Registrar and as amended by the National Council, 21-22 Nov 1958. 
  Klerewerkersunie van Suid-Afrika. Konsep konstitusie soos ingedien by die Nywerheidsregistrateur en soos gewysig deur die Nasionale Raad. 21-22 Nov 1958. 
Bae14.3  Constitution 
  Garment Workers Union of South Africa. Constitution as submitted to the Industrial Registrar and as amended by the National Council 21-22 Nov 1958. 
Bae15  1959 
Bae 15.1  Correspondence May-Oct 1959 re amendments to constitution. 
Bae 15.2  Amendments to 1958 constitution. 
Bae 15.3  Constitution 
  Second draft constitution as amended by the National Council on 21-22 Nov 1958, and 26-27 Jun 1959, and submitted to the Industrial Registrar for approval in October 1959. 2 copies. 
Bae 16  1960 
Bae16.1  Correspondence re amendments, Apr 1960. 1 item 
Bae 16.2  Amendments to second draft constitution of 1959. 
Bae16.3  Third draft constitution as amended by the National Council on 21-22 Nov 1958, 26-27 Jun 1959, and 29 Jul 1960 and submitted to the Industrial Registrar for approval in September 1960. 
Bae17  1961 
Bae17.1  Fourth draft constitution as amended by the National Council on 21-22 Nov 1958, 26-27 Jun 1959, 29 Jul 1960 and 3 Feb 1961 and submitted to the Industrial Registrar for approval in September 1960 and Jan. 1961. 
Bae17.2  Constitution of the Garment Workers? Union of South Africa as approved in terms of Section 9 (3) of the Industrial Conciliation Act, 1956, by the Industrial Registrar on the 16th March 1961. 
  Konstitusie van die Klerewerkersunie van Suid-Afrika soos goedgekeur kragtens Artikel 9 (3) van die Wet op Nywerheidsversoening, 1956, deur die Nywerheidsregistrateur op 16 Maart 1961. TS and TS draft with corrections. 
Bae17.3  Discussion on constitution at Main Executive Committee meeting of the No 2 branches, 29 Jun 1961. 
Bae18  1962 
  Correspondence re amendments, Jul-Aug 1962 
Bae19  1963 
  Correspondence re amendments, 12 Sep 1963 1 item 
Bae20  1965 
  Paper re proposed amendments to the constitution. 
Bae21  1966 
  Correspondence and papers re amendments to constitution. 
Bae22  1967 
Bae22.1  Correspondence and papers re amendments to the constitution. 1967 Nov-Dec. 
Bae22.2  Constitutions 
  Working copies and drafts of constitutions 1961-1963, with proposed amendments. 8 items 
Bae23  1968 
Bae23.1  Correspondence and papers re amendments to the constitution. 1968 Jan-Oct. 
Bae23.2  Proposed amendments to the 1963 constitution. 
Bae23.3  Constitution of the Garment Workers Union of South Africa as approved in terms of Section 9 (3) of the Industrial Conciliation Act, 1956, by the Industrial Registrar on 16 Mar 1961. Submitted with amendments to the Industrial Registrar, Feb 1968. 
  Constitution of the Garment Workers Union of South Africa as approved in terms of Section 9 (3) of the Industrial Conciliation Act, 1956, by the Industrial Registrar on 17 May 1963. Submitted with amendments for the consideration or the Industrial Registrar, 4 Oct 1968. 
Bae24  1969 
  Correspondence and papers re amendments to the constitution. 1969 Feb-Jun. 
Bae25  1972 
  Correspondence and papers re amendments to the constitution. 1972 Mar-Sep. 
Bae26  1973 
  Correspondence and papers re amendments to the constitution. 1973 Aug-Sep. 
   
Bb  Local Organisation 
Bba  Head Office 
Bba1  General Secretary 1967-1975 8 files 
  General notices, correspondence and reports of General Secretary (J Cornelius) re internal organisation and administration of the Garment Workers Union, reports of finance, visits to branches, reports on matters arising out of meetings and arrear contributions of factories. 
  Also general notices to Transvaal clothing manufacturers re employment in the industry and deductions from employees' salaries to the Group Funeral Assurance Fund, Loan Fund, Publications Fund, Wage Protection (Organising Fund), levy for donations, and contributions to the branches and Head Office. Some reports are also signed by the President (A Scheepers). 
Bba2  General 1951-1973 
Bba2 1  Lists of incoming poet 1972 Aug-1973 Sep 2 files 
Bba2.2  General correspondence 1951-1973 21 files 
  Miscellaneous correspondence and papers covering the following main topics: general enquiries, general administration, finance and investments, premises, labour economy, garment industry, correspondence with branches and members, agreements, training in the garment industry, industrial legislation, travel arrangements for conferences, WITSCO, publications, letters of condolence, wages. Of note: report on labour disputes at Collondale Aerodrome, East London, by S Kitching (Bba2.2.10); affidavit of Edward Michael Davoren, Secretary of the National Union of Laundering, Cleaning and Dyeing Workers, re negotiations for a new agreement Jan 8 1964 (Bba2.2.11); dismissal of Violet Weinberg from the Industrial Council for the Clothing Industry and correspondence with Anna Scheepers, Aug 1964 referring to her dismissal and political developments i.e. the bombing at Johannesburg station, Rivonia Trial, arrest of Nelson Mandela (Bba2.2.11); official opening of Garment Centre, Nay 1965 (Bba2.2.12); questionnaire on reasons for absenteeism and late arrival'(+- Bba2.2.17) at work; extracts from Labour problems by W V Owen, employment, Coalbrook mine disaster (1960), General Buyers Corporation to provide discounts for members. 
Bba2.3  Correspondence (by subject) 1932-1967 35 files 
Bba2.3.1  African females in Transvaal clothing industry 1954 Feb-Apr 
  Telegrams and correspondence with Minister of Labour re abuse of the Industrial Conciliation Act and Bantu Labour 
  (Settlement of Disputes) Act by employing Black females at lower wages than the agreement in force in the clothing industry. 
Bba2.3.2  Cars 1951-1967 
  General correspondence re insurance, insurance claims, repairs and traffic fines. 
Bba2.3.3  Central Executive Committee 1943 Sep-1953 Jan 
  Negotiations between the No 2 branch and the Central Executive Committee for representation of Coloured workers on the Industrial Council for the Clothing Industry; animosity of Communist Party to the Garment Workers Union and attempts to split the union 1943; letter of recommendation to Solly Sachs, 27 Jan 1953. 
Bba2.3.4  Coloured and Asiatic Mine Workers 1943 Apr 1 item 
Bba2.3.5  Coloured housing 1956 Jul-1959 Sep 
Bba2.3.6  Commission of Enquiry into Garment Workers Union 1948 Sep 1 item 
  TL to the Minister of Labour re the proposed commission. 
Bba2.3.7  Constitution - amendments 1957 1 item 
Bba2.3.8  Dental Association of South Africa 1945 Jan-Mar 
  Refers to Dental Mechanicians Bill. 
Bba2.3.9  Extracts from "Hansard" 1931 Sep-1948 Aug 
Bba2.3.10  General Strike 1946 Jan-Feb 
Bba2.3.11  Government Printer 1954 May-1972 Nov 
  Correspondence re orders of publications. 
Bba2.3.12  Health services 1942 Dec-1950 Oct 
  Extracts from Soviet Life, Dec 1942 
  Pirie, J Harvey President of the South African Medical Association). Social insurance and medicine. TS. 6p. 
  Cluver, E H (Director of Medical Services). Health services in the USSR. TS. 5p. 
  Address to the Transvaal Provincial Executive Committee of the South African Labour Party on the marketing of foodstuffs. TS. 4p. 
Bba2.3.13  Hours 1947 Ssp-1960 May 
  Working hours; shopping hours. 
Bba2.3.14  Insolvencies 1962-1967 Jul 
Bba2.3.15  Job reservation 1957 Aug-1961 Aug 
Bba2.3.16  Leather industry - statements 1953 Oct 
  Statements by workers about internal struggle in the Leather Workers Union. 
Bba2.3.17  Legislation 1942-1967 Sep 
  Re settlement of labour disputes. War Measure no 9 of 1942; factories, machinery and building work Act (1961). 
Bba2.3.10  Liquidation 1937 Jan-Mar 
  Liquidation of Manchester Clothing Manufacturers. 
Bba2.3.19  Minister of Labour 1930-1955 Jan 
  Interviews and general correspondence. 
Bba2.3.20  National Council 1957 Sep-1961 Feb 
Bba2.3.21  National Union of Distributive Workers 1944 Nov 
Bba2.3.22  National Unity 1939 Feb 1 item 
Bba2.3.23  National War Memorial Health Foundation 1956 Jun 
Bba2.3.24  Orange Free State - application for extension of agreement by Industrial Council (Tvl). 1960 Jul 1 item 
Bba2.3.25  Opinions - legal 1956 Apr-1960 May 
  Re Industrial Conciliation Bill and Public Safety Act (1960). 
Bba2.3.26  Organising 1942-1952 Oct 
  Re organising of workers. 
Bba2.3.27  Outwork 1965 Jan-1966 Oct 
Bba2.3.28  Overseas 
  Re overseas labour organisation and visits of officials of Garment Workers Union. 
Bba2.3.29  Premises (Head Office) 1950 Feb-1963 Mar 
Bba2.3.30  Questionnaire: "Why is your daughter not a Garment Worker?" 1957 Mar 
Bba2.3.31  South African Nursing Council 1956 Sep-1957 Feb 
  Re need for course in industrial nursing. 
Bba2.3.32  Saamtrek 1965 Jan 
Bba2.3.33  Statements [1932] 
  Statements of workers employed at Maccabee Clothing factory re dismissal. 
Bba2.3.34  Supreme Court 1948 Apr-1958 Sep 
  Miscellaneous labour cases and reports. 
Bba2.3.35  Telegrams 1953-1957 
Bba2.3.36  Registration of Coloured, Malay and Asiatic Garment Workers Union. 1957 
Bba2.3.37  Unemployment Insurance Act and Fund 1946-1966 
  General correspondence and memoranda on unemployment and slackness in the clothing industry. 
Bba2.3.38  Olive Schreiner Centenary Memorial 1955 1 item 
  Tribute by E S Sachs, Caxton Hall, 1955 Mar 29. 
Bba2.3.39  National Development Foundation 1961 1 item 
  Re contribution of Garment Workers Union and socio-economic progress of South Africa. 
Bba2.3.40  Membership 1937-1958 
  Membership statistics. 
Bba2.3.41  Knitters (Transvaal) 1959 1 item 
  Transvaal Knitters Association to the Secretary, Industrial Tribunal 
Bba2.3.42  Minister of Labour 1959 1 item 
  Correspondence re welfare of clothing workers. 
Bba2.3.43  Investigation on expenditures 1957 1 item 
  First interim report of the sub-committee appointed to investigate the reduction of expenditure of the union. 1957 Sep 20. 
Bba2.3.44  Industrial Tribunal 1957 1 item 
  A Scheepers to J Cornelius, 1957 Oct 19. ALS. 
Bba2.3.45  Economics of the clothing industry 1962 
  Publication announcement of H A F Barker's, The economics of the wholesale clothing industry of South Africa 1907?1957. 
Bba2.3.46  Financial statements 1945, 1956 
Bba2.3.47  Department of Labour 1954-1959 
  Re Unemployment Insurance Act (1946), slackness, replacement of White workers by Blacks; telegrams to Minister of Labour re agreements and wages. 
Bba2.3.48  Badges 1951-1953 
  Correspondence and specimen badges for the Garment Workers Union. 
Bba2.3.49  Forward 1946 
  Correspondence with the editor re mineworkers. 
Bba2.3.50  Unemployment 1954-1959 
Bba2.3.51  Bantu Areas 1956-1961 
  Memorandum. Government decisions on the recommendations of the Commission for the socio-economic development of the Bantu Areas within the Union of South Africa. L19561. Clothing factories in uncontrolled areas. 
Bba2.3.52  Uitenhage 1938 
  Clothing industry in the Eastern Cape Province. 
Bba2.3.53  United Nations Organization 1 item 
  United Nations Organization and the people of Africa. TS. 6p. incomplete. 
Bba2.3.54  Trade union unity conference 1954 
Bba2.3.55  Wage protection 1950-1958 
Bba2.3.56  Extension of scope 1944-1954 
  Application to extend scope of registration to include the milliners of the Cape Peninsula and the garment workers of the Eastern Cape Province. 
Bba2.4  Notices 1970 Nov-1975 0ct 5 files 
  General notices of meetings of National Executive Committee, committees and branches. 
Bba3  Appeals and donations 1955-1974 8 files 
  Appeals from charities and welfare organisations for donations. 
Bba3.1  Correspondence 1955 Jan-Dec 
Bba3.2  Correspondence 1958-1963 Filed alphabetically by name of organisation. 
Bba3.3  Correspondence 1965-1972 Filed alphabetically by name of organisation. 2 files 
Bba3.4  Correspondence 1964-1969 Filed alphabetically, A-K, by name of organisation. 
Bba3.5  Correspondence 1957-1959 Filed alphabetically, M-W, by name of organisation. 
Bba3.6  Correspondence 1971-1974 Filed alphabetically, A-L, by name of organisation. 
Bba3.7  Correspondence 1965-1974 Filed alphabetically, M-W, by name of organisation. 
Bba4  Fiftieth anniversary 1968 Mar-May 1 file 
  Arrangements for a cocktail party to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the union. Correspondence re catering, good wishes and apologies for non-attendance; lists of guests invited. 
Bba5  Premises 
Bba5.1  General correspondence and papers 1951 Mar-1972 Nov 6 files 
  Minutes and correspondence of the Premises Sub-Committee; furnishing of premises; letting of premises; alterations; buying of stand 1965; balance sheets of Samster (Pty) Ltd; negotiations with Industrial Council for the Clothing Industry; building of new office block 1963 - tenders, engagement of contractors J 0 Markovitz and Son (Transvaal) (Pty) bills of quantities for proposed new office block submitted by the architects, Abramowitch, Pinshow and Schneider and G W Doig, quantity surveyor; finance; rentals charged by Samster (Pty) Ltd. 
Bba5.2  Extracts of minutes of Executive Committee (Central Executive Committee and National Executive Committee) 1960 Oct?1962 Oct 
  Minutes relating to the building of the new premises for the Garment Workers Union. 
Bba5.3  Plans for new premises 6 items 
Bba6  Staff 
Bba6.1  Staff ? general 
  Correspondence and papers 1930 Oct-1973 Mar 33 files 
  Refers to the activities of Garment Workers Union officials as well as matters relating to the administrative staff of the head office and branches including: applications for jobs, leave, financial aid and loans to staff, salaries, resignations, leave applications, sick leave, provident fund, testimonials, use of cars and letters of sympathy to bereaved staff members. 
  There is no correspondence between 1931?1939. 
Bba6.2  Long Service Trust Fund 1966 Jun-1967 Jul 1 file 
  Establishment of fund by head office for its employees; constitution. 
Bba6.3  South African Staff Provident Fund 1958 Jul-1966 May 1 file 
  The South African Staff Provident Fund was established in July 1958 by the Garment Workers Union. 
  Minutes of annual general meetings and management committee. 
Bba7  Conferences 
Bba7.1  Delegations to conferences 2 files 
  Correspondence and papers 1946 Jan-1964 
  Arrangements for delegates to attend overseas conferences of garment workers, ILO etc., correspondence from delegates reporting on activities. Correspondents include: Hester de Wet, E S Sachs, A Scheepers. 
Bba7.2  USA Fact Finding Mission 1969 
  Fact finding mission to the USA by Johanna Cornelius and Anna Scheepers to investigate trade union organisation. 
  Includes correspondence with trade unions and relevant literature collected on the tour. 
Bba8  Balance sheets 1937-1973 1 file 
  There are no balance sheets for 1938, 1945-1947, 1951-1952, 1970?1972. 
   
Bbb  Combined branch administration 
Bbb1.1  Executive Committee - No 1 branches 1956-1976 26 files 
  Also known as Branch Executive Committee (BEC) Minutes 1955-1976. There are no minutes for 1958. A full list is available in the department. See Addendum: Minutes 1967-1979 12 vols. 
See also:   
  Baa2.1: Joint meetings of Central Executive Committee and No 1 Branch Executive Committee. 
  Bad1: Minutes of general meetings. 
Bbb1.2  Executive Committee - No 2 branches 1942-1976 22 files 
  Minutes 1942, 1946-1953, 1965-1976. From 1965 it is called the Joint Executive Committee. 
See also:  See Addendum: Minutes 1968-71 3 vols. 
  Baa2.2: Joint meetings of Central Executive Committee and No 2 Branch Executive Committee. 
  Bad1: Minutes of general meetings. 
Bbb2.1  Joint Administrative Committee - No 1 branches 1955-1959 5 files 
  Minutes of the Administrative Committee of the combined No 1 branches. 
Bbb2.2  Joint Administrative Committee - No 2 branches 1958-1959 2 files 
  Minutes of the Administrative Committee of the No 2 branches. 
Bbb2.3  General correspondence 1958-1959 1 file 
  Notices of meetings, legal opinion on the validity of the Administrative Committee in terms of Section 8 (3) of the Industrial Conciliation Act (1956). 
Bbb3  Branch correspondence and papers 
Bbb3.1  General 1947 Apr-1976 Aug 5 files 
  Correspondence concerning the branches - recreation and holiday facilities for members, activities of members, registration of members, Coloured and Indian housing, notices and correspondence re executive meetings, elections of branch office-bearers and officials, shop stewards and representatives to the Divisional Council and Industrial Council for Clothing Industry (Transvaal), allocation of fund-raising money, proposed amendments to agreements, transport problems of members, reports on matters arising at Branch Executive Committee meetings, financial statements to be considered by the executive committees. 
  Chief correspondents: J Cornelius (General Secretary), S Hedley (Organising Secretary No 2 branches Transvaal) B Eater (Chairman, No 2 branches Transvaal). 
  There are no files for 1960 and 1972-1974. 
Bbb3.2  Special topics 1942 Feb-1961 Apr 32 files 
Bbb3.2.1  Branch Executive Committee meetings 1958 Apr-May 
Bbb3.2.2  Benefits 1947 Sep-1955 Dec 
  Fringe benefits and financial help to members in distress. 
Bbb3.2.3  Central Executive Committee elections 1942 Nov-1958 Nov 
Bbb3.2.4  "Choice before South Africa" 1952 Jul 
  Sale of book. 
Bbb3.2.5  Complaints (members) 1942 Feb-1953 Mar 
Bbb3.2.6  Conference expenses 1959 Oct-1960 Feb 
Bbb3.2.7  Delegates 1949 Aug-1960 May 
  Delegates for committees and conferences. 
Bbb3.2.8  Department of Labour 1952 Sep-1961 Nov 
Bbb3.2.9  Dismissal of workers 1944 Aug-1952 Nov 
Bbb3.2.10  Donations 1942 Feb-1961 Feb 
Bbb3.2.11  Employment of Africans 1955 Sep-Oct 
Bbb3.2.12  Expulsion of students of Fort Hare 1942 Oct-Nov 
Bbb3.2.13  False statements 1947 Feb-Jun 
  False statements by members and disciplinary action taken against them. 
Bbb3.2.14  "Far away" branches 1948 Feb-1958 Sep 
Bbb3.2.15  Finance 1942 Jul-1961 Apr 
Bbb3.2.16  Finance (funeral expenses) 1951 Feb 
Bbb3.2.17  Fine moneys 1944 Sep-1959 May 
Bbb3.2.18  Functions 1951 Nov-1958 Apr 
Bbb3.2.19  Garment Worker 1958 Apr-1961 Jun 
Bbb3.2.20  "Miss Garment Worker" 1955 Nov 
Bbb3.2.21  Hire of halls 1948 Apr-1955 Jul 
Bbb3.2.22  Hours of work 1942 Feb 
Bbb3.2.23  Loans 1944 Jul-1956 Jun 
Bbb3.2.24  Office equipment 1950 Jan-1955 Feb 
Bbb3.2.25  Petitions 1955 May 
  Petition to improve rail transport for workers. 
Bbb3.2.26  Presentations - Executive members and members 1942 
  Aug-1951 Apr. 
Bbb3 2.27  Resignations 1951 Mar 
Bbb3.2.28  Resolutions 1955 Aug-Oct 
Bbb3.2.29  Staff 1947 Jun-1952 Nov 
Bbb3.2.30  Statements 1952 Apr-Aug 
  Statement by Miss Julia Maconi about false claim for sick leave by Christina Lala; statement by Theresa Thomas about discrimination against Black workers. 
Bbb3.2.31  Thefts and losses 1952 Sep 
Bbb3.2.32  Unskilled labour 1942 Sep 
  Circular letter issued by the Emergency Committee for the improvement of unskilled workers' wages. 
Bbb4  Financial statements 1950-1973 9 files 
  Balance sheets and accounts of combined and individual branches. 
Bbb5  Administrative Finance Committee 1955 1 item 
  Minutes of the first meeting of the Administrative Finance Committee of the combined branches of the Garment Workers Union, 25 Jul 1955. 
   
Bbc  Transvaal branches 
Bbc1  Correspondence 
Bbc1.1  Addresses of members 1930 Nov 
Bbc1.2  Affidavit 1930-1937 
  Statements by members about conditions of employment, hours of labour, wages. 
Bbc1.3  Affiliation of Indian workers 1930 1 item 
Bbc1.4  Agreements 1930-1945 
  Contravention of agreements by employers, negotiations for new agreements. 
Bbc1.5  Amendment of constitution 1930 
Bbc1.6  Application for Commissioners of Oaths 1932 
Bbc1 7  Application for employment 1933, 1938 
Bbc1.8  Application for membership 1930 1 item 
Bbc1.9  Apology 1932 
Bbc1.10  Apprenticeship 1931 Aug 
Bbc1.11  Arbitration awards 1930-1932 
  Effect on wages. 
Bbc1.12  Back-pay claims 1929-1938 
Bbc1.13  Breach of agreement 1931 Nov 1 item 
Bbc1.14  Central Executive Committee 1931 Jan 1 item 
  Summons to attend meeting. 
Bbcl.15  Charges 1931 May-Sep 
  Charges against behaviour of members. 
Bbc1.16  Civil agreement 1933 
  Agreement to obviate unfair competition and sweating in the Bespoke Tailoring Industry. 
Bbc1.17  Claims 1938 
  Claim for insurance by members. 
Bbc1.18  Clothing contracts 1930 
Bbc1.19  Closed shop principle 1933 Jan-Aug 
Bbc1.20  Club for working girls 1933 Apr 
Bbc1.21  Collections of monies 1931-1932 
Bbc1.22  Commissioner of oaths - President of union 1944 1 item 
Bbc1.23  Proposed Commission of Enquiry - Garment Workers Union 1948 Sep 
Bbc1.24  Company established 1929 
  Agreement between Joseph Hirschowitz (Jardin des Modes) and employees re shares in the company. 
Bbc1.25  Complaints 1930-1938 
  Statements and correspondence re complaints of members re wages and dismissals, in particular Risi Bros. 
Bbc1.26  Conciliation Board application 1926 Nov 
Bbc1.27  Conciliator - Mr Freestone 1941 Oct 1 item 
  Dispute in clothing industry, Port Elizabeth. 
Bbc1.28  Conclusion of agreement 1935 Feb 1 item 
Bbc1.29  Confinement allowance 1939-1945 
Bbc1.30  Contraventions of agreement 1933-1934 
  Conditions of work, hours of labour and wages. 
Bbc1.31  Contributions 1930-1935 
  Contributions to Garment Workers Union funds. 
Bbc1.32  Conferences 1933 Mar 1 item 
  Central Executive Committee attendance at preliminary meeting of the United Front Rank and File Conference. 
Bbc1.33  Constitution 1929-1933 
  Constitution of the Industrial Council for the Clothing Industry, Witwatersrand and Pretoria; Garment Workers Union Constitution (adopted 1929). 
Bbc1.34  cost of living 1941-1942 
Bbc1.35  Court matters 1933 1 item 
  Rex v K Angelos. 
Bbc1.36  Dance 1933 
Bbc1.37  Deadlock 1933-1942 
  Settlement of dispute between Transvaal Clothing Manufacturers Association and Garment Workers Union, Aug 1933; deadlock 1942, I L Walker (Arbitrator). 
Bbc1.38  Deduction of subscriptions 1931-1938 
Bbc1.39  Deduction of wages due to stoppages of work 1930 Mar 1 item 
Bbc1.40  Definition of clothing industry 1940-1941 
Bbc1.41  Demarcation between and scope of trades and sections of trades 1948 Jul 1 item 
Bbcl.42  Department of Labour - claims and complaints 1929-1942 
Bbc1.43  Deputation to Minister of Labour 1947 Jun 1 item 
Bbc1.44  Deputation to Minister refused 1941 May 
  Refusal of Minister of Labour to meet with Garment Workers Union deputation. 
Bbc1.45  Diplomatic relations between governments of South Africa and USSR 1941 Sep 
Bbc1.46  Discounts 1938 Apr 1 item 
Bbc1.47  Dismissals 1930-1935 
Bbc1.48  Disparity in wages - Transvaal and coastal areas 1948 Jul 
Bbc1.49  Disposal of assets of Industrial Council for the Clothing Industry 1932 Dec 
Bbc1.50  Disputes 1931-1938 
  Disputes between workers and management it conditions, "rat shop" and "rat employers" - Messrs W J Baker, 1932 Jan. 
Bbc1.51  Distribution of work 1931 
Bbc1.52  Dressmaking section 1929-1939 
  Addresses of dressmakers, membership forms of workers, statements by workers. 
Bbc1.53  Educational classes 1933 May 1 item 
Bbc1.54  Employment 1930-1937 
Bbc1.55  Employment cards 1930 Jul 1 item 
Bbc1.56  Exemption 1931-1947 
  Exemption from agreement. 
Bbc1.57  Expulsion of membership 1932 
Bbc1.58  Factories Act - amendment 1931 
Bbc1 59  Factory attendance 1930 Aug 1 item 
Bbc1.60  Factories and Machinery Bill 
Bbc1.61  Factory complaints 1929-1938 
  Complaints about conditions of work and underpayment of wages 
Bbc1.62  List of factories 
Bbc1.63  Factory visits 1932, 1953 
Bbc1.64  Finance 1933 
  Invoices. 
Bbc1.65  Finance Committee 1933 
  Notices of meetings. 
Bbc1.66  Fines 1932-1941 
Bbc1.67  General meetings 1933-1948 
  Notices of meetings. 
Bbc1.68  General protective service 1942 Mar 1 item 
  Correspondence with _Prime Minister re protection of citizens from air attacks. 
Bbc1.69  General strike 1931 1 item 
  Report. 
Bbc1.70  Germiston 1928-1929 
  Correspondence with African Clothing Manufacturers re conditions of employment, failure to clock off and threat to deduct wages. 
Bbc1.71  Holiday pay concessions 1930 1 item 
  Additional wages in appreciation of services to employees of Enterprise Shirt and Clothing Manufacturers. 
Bbc1.72  Hike 1933 Dec 1 item 
Bbc1.73  Import control 1949 Jun 1 item 
  TL, E S Sachs to Minister of Economic Affairs re import control and maximum employment. 
Bbc1.74  Increase of wages 1934-1935 
Bbc1.75  Indian members 1930-1934 
  Includes correspondence with the Transvaal Indian Tailors Association; formation of Garment Workers Union, Indian Tailoring Workers Section. 
Bbc1.76  Industrial acts 1940-1941 
  Memorandum submitted to the Prime Minister, 1941 Jun on the subject of the unsatisfactory social and economic position of the masses of workers and on the existing industrial acts. 
Bbc1.77  Insolvent estates 1930 
  Insolvent estate of Modern Clothing Manufacturers. 
Bbc1.78  Internment - E S Sachs 1941 Jun 1 item 
Bbc1.79  Interviews 1931-1941 
  Interviews with management and Minister of Labour (W B Madeley). 
Bbc1.80  Leave without notice 1931 Dec 1 item 
  Contravention of agreement by employees. 
Bbc1.81  Lecture 1913 1 item 
  Socialism. Lecture delivered before the Graaf Reinet Literary Society by Dr D F Malan. TS. 8p. 
Bbc1.82  Letter to garment workers ND 1 item 
  "Waarom elke Klerewerker verplig is om aan die Klerewerksters Unie te behoort". MS. 4p. 
Bbc1.83  Levy 1933 
  Levy to assist the workers and the middlemen in their fight for the agreement rates. 
Bbc1.84  List of employers 
Bbc1.85  Local trade unions ? list 
Bbc1.86  Log rates 1933 1 item 
Bbc1.87  Male employment 1931 1 item 
  Garment Workers Union objection to women machining coats. 
Bbc1.88  Mass meeting - dressmaking 1933 1 item 
  Notice of meeting. 
Bbc1.89  Maternity benefits 1932 Jun 1 item 
Bbc1.90  May Day 1934 Apr 1 item 
Bbc1.91  Medical Aid Society 1933 
Bbc1.92  Meetings - Branch Executive Committee 1933 
  Notices of meetings. 
Bbc1.93  Meetings - Central Executive Committee 1930-1937 
  Notices of meetings, correspondence re meetings and disciplinary action against members. 
Bbc1.94  Meetings - factory section 1933 
  Notices of meetings. 
Bbc1.95  Meetings: Joint Executive Committees 1933 
  Notices of meetings. 
Bbc1.96  Memorandum 1941 
  Draft memorandum of agreement between Garment Workers Union and unspecified employers. 
Bbc1.97  Middlemen section 1931-1934 
  Correspondence re organisation of Middlemen Tailors; Garment Workers Union - Middlemen Tailors section; statements by workers; log prices. 
Bbc1.98  Millinery 1942-1947 
  Correspondence with the Minister of Labour re the millinery industry. 
Bbc1.99  Ministers of Labour 1928-1948 
Bbc1.100  Moll and Nell ? meetings 
  Expulsion of workers Mesdames Moll and Nell and the championing of their cause by the Bree Kerklike Komitee. 
Bbc1.101  National agreement 1941 
  Interview with Mr Madeley, Minister of Labour, 16 Jun 1941 re calling of national conference of employers and employees, and correspondence relating to the same. 
Bbc1.102  Negotiations 1931 Oat 1 item 
Bbc1.103  Non-publication of agreement - closed shop clause 1949 1 item 
Bbc1.104  Notice pay 1929-1933 
Bbc1.105  Office - Germiston 1933 Aug 1 item 
Bbc1.106  Offices - Johannesburg 1933 Aug 1 item 
Bbc1.107  Organising Committee 1933 May 1 item 
  Notice of meeting. 
Bbc1.108  Outwork 1932 
  Dispute with W J Baker and Company. 
Bbc1.109  Pamphlets 1934 1 item 
  Reply to disrupters (Lazer Bach and others). See Bcc. 
Bbc1.110  Payment of wages 1930-1934 
Bbc1.111  Penalty 1931 
  Assault on worker and disciplinary action against member responsible. 
Bbc1.112  Private agreements between employer and employee 1930 Jan 1 item 
  Agreement between R Scapszak and Jardin des Modes. 
Bbc1.113  Production 1934 Jun 
  Discontent among employees of Anglo-African Shirt Manufacturers. 
Bbc1.114  Prosecution and conviction of garment workers 1944-1945 
  Case of Elsie Hartzenberg and others. 
Bbc1.115  Provision of rest rooms - Factories Act 1945 
Bbc1.116  Public meetings 1931-1947 
  Objection to the ballot taken at general meetings Feb 1931; activities of fascist groups 1947. 
Bbc1.117  Publication of agreement 1930-1947 
Bbc1.118  Ratio 1930 Dec 1 item 
  Agreement re ratio of employees. 
Bbc1.119  Recognition of African trade unions 1947 Feb 1 item 
Bbc1.120  Reduction in wages 1931-1932 
Bbcl.121  Reduction of lunch hour 1934 Jul 1 item 
Bbc1.122  Register of members 1937 may 31 
  Register of members of Mayfair, Fordsburg section. 
Bbcl.123  Registration of East London branch 1942 
Bbcl.124  Remuneration of wives of railway employees 1946 
Bbc1.125  Report on meetings 1930 1 item 
Bbc1.126  Resolution 1934 Jul 1 item 
  Resolution passed by Bespoke Executive Committee re organisation of Garment Workers Union into two sections. 
Bbcl.127  Sachs v John Scott 1929-1933 
Bbc1.128  Sachs v Trades and Labour Council 1947 Jan 1 item 
Bbc1.129  Saturday afternoon closing 1947 
Bbc1.130  Shop committees 1930 Dec 1 item 
  Powers and duties of shop committees 
Bbc1.131  Shop stewards meetings 1931-1933 
  Notices. 
Bbc1.132  Special joint meeting 1933 Jun 1 item 
  Notice. 
Bbc1.133  Special shop meeting 1931 
  Notices. 
Bbc1.134  Search of the offices of Garment Workers Union 1945 Feb 1 item 
Bbc1.135  Short time 1930-1931 
Bbc1.136  Split in union 1934 
  Includes memorandum by S S Sachs on the history of the Garment Workers Union. 
Bbc1.137  Steam pressing plant 1948 Jun 1 item 
  Underpayment of workers and contravention of clothing agreement. 
Bbc1.138  Strike pay 1931-1937 
Bbc1.139  Summoned to appear before Central Executive Committee 1932?1934 
Bbc1.140  Summons in criminal case 1931 
  Summons served on employees of The Clothing and Shirt Manufacturers Limited for contravention of the Industrial Conciliation Act (1924). 
Bbc1.141  Social Survey Conference Committee 1941 Nov 1 item 
  Notice. 
Bbc1.142  Social Services Association of South Africa 1937 
Bbc1.143  Sick leave 1934 
Bbc1.144  Suspension from membership 1932?1938 
Bbc1.145  Task work 1931 Feb 1 item 
Bbc1.146  Temporary staff 1931 
  Affidavits re slack work as a result of extra staff engaged. 
Bbc1.147  Tenants Protection Association of South Africa 1950-1951 
  Miscellaneous correspondence and papers; Rent Act. 
Bbc1.148  Termination of service 1930-1933 
Bbc1.149  Terms of employment 1932 Tan 1 item 
Bbc1.150  Threat to higher standards of Transvaal garment workers 1945 
Bbc1.151  Trade union labour 1932 Mar 1 item 
  Certificate of approval of the firm Cooper and Grevler. 
Bbc1.152  Trial period 1930 
Bbc1.153  Underpayment of wages 1931-1938 
Bbc1.154  Unemployment 1930-1931 
Bbc1.155  Unemployment Benefit Society 1932-1933 
Bbc1.155  victimisation 1930-1946 
Bbc1.157  Wage Act - determination complaint 1930 
Bbc1.158  Wage Act - offence of act 1933 
  King v W Sulski charged with offence of Wage Act. 
Bbc1.159  Wage Board investigations 1929-1948 
Bbc1.160  Wage determination 1931 Aug 1 item 
Bbc1.161  War Measure no 28 of 1941 1 item 
Bbc1.162  Workers Club 1933 Nov 1 item 
Bbc1.163  Working hours 1938 Jul 1 item 
Bbc1.164  Workmen's compensation 1938-1948 
Bbc1.165  Vigilance Committee 1933 Jun 1 item 
  Notice. 
Bbc2  East Rand No 1 
Bbc2.1  Minutes 
Bbc2.1.1  Executive Committee 1963-1972 
  There are no minutes for 1966. Minutes are in Afrikaans. 
Bbc2.1.2  General meetings 1963-1968 
  There are no minutes for 1964 and 1966 
Bbc2.1.3  Joint meetings 
  Gesamentlike vergadering van Oosrand Nr 1 takkomitee en fabrieksverteenwoordigers, 28 Mar 1966. 
Bbc2.2  Correspondence and papers 1963-1973 
  Correspondence re general branch administration, collection of members' subscriptions, election of officials, notices of meetings. 
Bbc3  Central West Rand No 1 
Bbc3.1  Correspondence and papers 
Bbc3.1.1  1955 General notices about meetings, disciplinary action against members for non-attendance at general meetings, lists of members employed on pressing. 
Bbc3.1.2  1962-1968 
  General correspondence and notices filed alphabetically, notices of meetings and election of office bearers. 
Bbc3.2  Minutes 
Bbc3.2.1  Minutes of the Executive Committee. 1953-1956, 1958, 1960, 1968 
Bbc3.2.2  Minutes of the Executive Committee and shop stewards, 1968 Mar 14. 
Bbc3.3  Factory reports 1968 
  Reports of visits to factories by H Cornelius. 
Bbc3.4  Apologies 1966 
  Apologies for non-attendance at meetings. 
Bbc3.5  Applications for membership 1955-1964 3 files 
  Filed alphabetically by name of factory. 
Bbc4  Central West Rand No 2 1953-1967 6 files 
Bbc.4.1  Minutes 
Bbc4.1.1  Executive Committee 1954 
Bbc4.1.2  Annual general meeting 1956, 1965-1967 
Bbc4.2  Correspondence and papers 1953-1965 
  General branch administration, notices of meetings. 
Bbc4.3  Attendance registers 1964 
  Attendance registers of meetings filed alphabetically by name of factory. 
Bbc4.4  Nomination forms 1960, 1962, 1965 3 files 
  Nomination forms for branch officials. 
Bbc5  Doornfontein Northern Areas No 1 See also Bbc10 
Bbc5.1  Correspondence and papers 1956-1972 
  General branch administration, election of office bearers, notices of meetings. 
Bbc5.2  Minutes 
  Minutes of the Executive Committee 1955-1959. There are no minutes for 1957. 
Bbc5.3  General meetings 1963 
  Record of attendance, apologies, list of members to be fined for non-attendance. Filed alphabetically by name of factory. 
Bbc5.4  Applications for membership 1955-1964 2 files 
  Filed alphabetically by name of factory. 
Bbc6  Doornfontein Northern Areas and Knitwear No 2 
  Formerly Doornfontein Jeppe No 2 branch. See also Bbc11. 
Bbc6.1  Papers and correspondence 1953-1967 
  Notices of meetings, election of office bearers. 
Bbc6.2  Minutes 2 items 
  Annual general meeting, 3 Mar 1966, 8 Mar 1967. 
Bbc7  Fordsburg West Rand No 2 
  See also Central West Rand No 2 branch. 
  In 1953 the branch was reorganised when the new constitution of 13 Feb 1953 came into effect. 
Bbc7.1  Correspondence and papers 1942-1953 
  General branch administration, notices of meetings, election of office bearers. 
Bbc7.2  Minutes 
Bbc7.2.1  Executive Committee 1942-1955 
  There are no minutes for 1949-1952. 
Bbc7.2.2  Shop stewards 1942 Aug 20 
Bbc7.2.3  Dance Committee 1942 Sep-Nov 
Bbc7.2.4  General meetings 1942-1944, 1953-1954 
Bbc8  Germiston, East Rand and Pretoria No 2 1954-1968 
  Minutes of the Executive Committee, 1 Sep 1954; minutes of annual general meeting 29 Apr 1965 and 11 Mar 1968. 
Bbc9  Germiston No 1 
  See also East Rand No 1 branch. Most of the correspondence and minutes is in Afrikaans. 
Bbc9.1  Correspondence 
Bbc9.1.1  General correspondence 1939, 1948-1969 22 files 
  Notices for meetings and from the head office; general branch administration; election of officials; Sunshine Club; disrupters of union activities; split in union and fight against Sachs and Communists by pro-National Party White members; attempt to establish White union; activities of du Pisanie (MP for Germiston); dismissals at Germiston Clothing Mar 1956 over wages and competition of coastal areas; dismissal of Carel Meyer, chairman of the branch 1956; labour legislation; hire of offices, correspondence with the Minister of Labour re agreements; unemployment; loans to members; social functions. 
Bbc9.1.2  Special topics 1952-1957 1 file 
Bbc9.1.2.1  Dispute 1956 
  Gathering of Germiston garment workers at Elandspark, Germiston, 2 Nov 1956. 
Bbc9.1.2.2  Members 1952 Dec 
  Membership statistics. 
Bbc9.1.2.3  Memorandum c1954-1955 
  Memorandum on the distressed position of the clothing industry in Germiston. 
Bbc9.1.2.4  Reports 1953-1957 
  Reports of meetings of Germiston garment workers. 
Bbc9.1.2.5  Welfare Rand and loans 1954-1956 
  Applications for loans, lists of payments to workers, general correspondence re loans. 
Bbc9.2  Minutes 
Bbc9.2.1  Executive Committee 1939-1968 
  There are no minutes for 1941-1942, 1949-1952. The minutes from Nov 1956-1957 are the minutes of meetings of members of the branch under the supervision of the Central Executive Committee, following the dismissal of the branch chairman C Meyer. The committee is called variously the Uitvoerende Komitee, Takuitvoerende Komitee and Uitvoerende Bestuur. 
Bbc9.2.2  General meetings 1939-1967 1 file 
  There are no minutes for 1940-1942, 1944-1948, 1950-1953, 1955-1957, 1959, 1961-1963. 
Bbc9.2.3  Takbestuur (Branch Committee) 1954-1961 1 file 
  There are no minutes for 1957-1958. 
Bbc9.2.4  Raadplegendebestuur (Advisory Committee) 1957 1 item 
  Minutes of 22 Jan 1957. 
Bbc9.2.5  Welstand Komitee (Welfare Committee) 1954-1956 2 files 
Bbc9.2.6  Administratiewe Komitee (Administrative Committee) 1954-1955 1 file 
Bbc9.2.7  Sub-committee 1963 1 item 
  Minutes of meeting of 23 Apr 1963. 
Bbc9.2.8  Klagtes Komitee (Complaints Committee) 1954 1 item 
  Minutes of 24 Sep 1954. 
Bbc9.2.9  Shop committees 1939, 1952, 1955, 1967 
  Meetings of representatives of factories in the Germiston area. 
Bbc9.2.10  Germiston Clothing Factory 1944-1954 
  Miscellaneous minutes. 
Bbc9.2.11  Joint meetings 1948, 1956-1957 1 file 
  Minutes of joint meetings with Central Executive Committee, and of committee appointed by the Central Executive Committee to assist in managing the affairs of the Germiston/East Rand No 1 branch. 
  Minutes of a special meeting of all the executive committees of the No 1 branches of the Garment Workers Union of South Africa and the Provisional Executive Committees of the European Garment Workers Union of South Africa and the Garment Workers Union of European Employees (SA) 1956 Jul 28. 
Bbc9.2.12  Special meetings 1939, 1954 1 file 
  Notule van 'n gesamentlike vergadering van die komitee en die K W Uniewag, Germistontak, 19 Jun 1939. 
  Notule van samespreking tussen Germiston/Oosrand Nr 1 tak Nasionale Raadslede en werkgewers, 20 Jul 1954. 
  Bespreking met Mnr du Pisanie, parlementslid van Germiston, tussen fabriek werkgewers en werkers van die Nasionale Raad, 13 Sep 1954. 
Bbc9.3  Finance 1946-1958 1 file 
  Correspondence and financial statements. 
Bbc9.4  Nominations 1951-1957 1 file 
  Nominations of office bearers, shop stewards, delegates for special conference 1951. 
Bbc9.5  Branch secretary's reports 1939 1 file 
Bbc10  Jeppe-Doornfontein No 1 
  In 1955 the branch changes its name to Jeppe/Eastern Areas, No 1 branch. 
Bbc10.1  General correspondence 1954-1955 1 file 
  General administration of branch. 
Bbc10.2  Minutes 
Bbc10.2.1  Executive Committee 1953-1955 1 file 
Bbc10.2.2  General meeting ND 1 item 
Bbc11  Jeppe-Doornfontein No 2 
  Also known as Jeppe-Eastern Areas No 2 branch. 
Bbc11.1  General correspondence and papers 1955-1975 1 file 
  Branch administration, press clippings, agreements and elections of branch officials. 
Bbc11.2  Minutes 
Bbc11.2.1  Executive Committee 1954, 1970-1971 1 file 
Bbc11.2.2  Annual general meetings 1965-1967, 1969 1 file 
Bbc12  Klerksdorp 
  Correspondence 1954-1956 1 file 
  General correspondence between Head Office and shop stewards, factory reports. 
Bbc13  Knitting 
Bbc13.1  Correspondence 
Bbc13.1.1  General correspondence 1951-1961 
  Re general administration, knitting industry including negotiations with Transvaal Clothing Manufacturers Association, Transvaal Knitters Association, Industrial Council for the Clothing Industry and election of officials. 
Bbc13.1.2  Correspondence (by subject) 
Bbc13.1.2.1  1951-1966 arranged alphabetically A-Z 2 files 
  Re knitting industry, organisation of workers in knitting industry. 
Bbc13.1.2.2  1963-1972 arranged alphabetically A-Z 3 files 
  Re negotiations for agreements with Transvaal Knitters Association, importing of knitted garments. 
Bbc13.1.2.3  1945-1971 arranged alphabetically A-Z 3 files 
  Agreements, slack pay fund for the Transvaal knitting industry, application for registration of the Industrial Council for the Knitting Industry (Transvaal) 1970. 
Bbc13.1.3  Special topics 
Bbc13.1.3.1  Members 
  Lists and statistics of membership, lists of members by factory: Poister, Clay and Ward; Glen Carol; Goldin Florin; Italian Knitting; P K Mills; Safnit Mills; Thistledown. 
  Miscellaneous minutes and extracts of minutes 1949-1952, 1958-1959 
  Extracts of minutes of Executive Committee, Complaints and Exemptions Committee and Industrial Council for the Clothing Industry. 
  Memorandum submitted by the Garment Workers Union of South Africa to the Industrial Tribunal to demarcation in torts of section seventy six of the Industrial Conciliation Act 1956 - clothing and knitting industries 26 Jul 1957. TS. 6p. See Bcc Freinkel v Garment Workers Union and Follner. 
  Medical Aid Fund - Safnit Mills 1952 
  Notices of meetings 1952-1966 
  Safnit Mills 1951 
  Notices of meetings. 
  Pilfering of garments from Continental Spinning and Knitting Mills. 
  Report on meeting of SA Bureau of Standards, Cape Town 28 Feb 1957 to specifications for spinners, weavers and knitters. 
Bbc13.1.3.2  1949-1962 Topics covered in file include: deductions, demarcation, determinations, disputes, exemptions from the agreement, hours of work. Industrial Tribunal 1957-1961 jurisdiction of Industrial Council for the Clothing Industry over the knitting industry, opinion re certain knitwear firms (Melville Festenstein Aug 1959). 
Bbc13.1.3.3  1951-1967 Topics: Names and addresses of factories, fringe benefits, membership, annual leave (Safnit Mills), reduction of working hours, annual general meeting 1955 (attendance and apology slips), Industrial Council for the Knitting Industry, negotiations for agreement with Industrial Council and factories. 
Bbc13.1.3.4  1949-1967 Topics: Medical Aid Fund constitution (Safnit Mills), delegates to National Council, demarcation memoranda 1951-1961, replies by the Garment Workers Union to a questionnaire from the Industrial Tribunal with reference to demarcation in terms of Section 78 of the Industrial Conciliation Act, 1956: Clothing and Knitting Industries, determination 1958; entertainment committee, job reservation, reports on factory visits, textile workers, underpayment, X-rays for tuberculosis. 
Bbc13.1.3.5  Agreements 1963 
  Workers authorisation for Garment Workers Union to represent them in negotiations for an agreement for the knitting industry. 
Bbc13.2  Minutes 
Bbc13.2.1  Executive Committee 1952-1966 
  There are no minutes for 1953, 1955-1956, 1961-1965. 
Bbc13.2.2  Annual general meeting of No 1 branch 1960. 
Bbc13.2.3  Annual general meeting of No 2 branch 1953, 1965-1966. 
Bbc13.2.4  General meeting of knitting workers 14 Jun 1966. 
Bbc13.3  Membership 
Bbc13.3.1  Applications for membership 1957 1 file 
  Arranged alphabetically by name of member. 
Bbc13.3.2  Applications for membership 1957-1962 1 file 
  Arranged alphabetically by name of factory. 
Bbc13.3.3  Applications for membership 1964-1966 
Bbc13.3.4  Membership 1971-1972 
  Contributions, statistics, miscellaneous applications for membership. 
Bbc13.4  Annual general meeting 1960 Mar 1 file 
  Attendance register and apologies. 
Bbc13.5  Questionnaire 1954 May 1 file 
  Completed questionnaires by members about experience in industry, place of employment and wages. 
Bbc14  Millinery & Men's Hats 
  See also under names of individual factories. 
Bbc14.1  Van's Hats Section - Correspondence and papers 
Bbc14.1.1  Correspondence 1950-1960 3 files 
  Filed alphabetically by subject. Includes: agreements, annual leave, ballots, constitution and amendments to the constitution, closed shop, employment, factory meetings, grants, paid holiday, loans, May Day, attendance at meetings, members, registration of constitution, reduction of staff, resignations, resolutions of National Council, short time, shop stewards, victimisation of employees, unemployment, wages and welfare. 
Bbc14.1.2  Correspondence 1949-1961 1 file 
  Flied alphabetically by subject. Includes: establishment of conciliation board for Men's Hat Section 1950, employment, fines for non-attendance at meetings, hours of work, increased contributions to medical aid society, establishment of Industrial Council for Men's Hat industry, subscriptions. 
Bbc14.2  Millinery Section ? correspondence 
Bbc14.2.1  General correspondence 1938-1954, 1964-1968 3 files 
  Negotiations for agreements and amendments to agreements with Millinery Association (Transvaal) [later Transvaal Headwear Manufacturers Association]; general branch administration; meetings; list of factories; elections of officials; papers of the Industrial Council for the Millinery Industry; wages. 
Bbc14.2.2  Special topics 1938-1958 3 files 
  Filed alphabetically by subject. Includes: African Millinery Workers, agreements, notices of meetings, non-attendance of meetings by members, Branch Executive Committee meetings, election of officials to Branch Executive Committee and resignations, conciliation, employment, functions and entertainment, finance, correspondence with the head office, Industrial Labour Organisation, meetings, members' complaints, municipal elections, membership list, subscriptions, National Conference of representatives of trade unions engaged in the garment making trades, Aug 1942, negotiations for new agreement, overseas labour organisations, organising, outwork, presentations, prison training, provincial legislation, publications, South African Trades and Labour Council, Shop Hours Commission 1942, textile workers federation, Wage Board, war, workmen's compensation. 
Bbc14.3  Minutes - Men's Hat Section 
Bbc14.3.1  Executive Committee 1948-1960 1 file 
  From 1954 the section split into 2 branches. The minutes are only of the No 1 Branch Executive Committee. 
Bbc14.3.2  General meetings 1946-1956 1 file 
Bbc14.4  Minutes - Millinery Section 
Bbc14.4.1  Executive Committee 1937-1960 4 files 
  From 1953, minutes of No 1 branch. 
Bbc14.4.2  Executive Committee No 2 branch 1 item 
  Minutes of special meeting, 26 Feb 1953. 
Bbc14.4.3  Combined meetings 1954, 1956-1957, 1961 1 file 
  Joint meetings of the No 1 and No 2 branches. 
Bbc14.4.4  General meetings 1938-1960 1 file 
  There are no minutes for 1943 and 1949. There are minutes of a general meeting of Cape Millinery Workers, 5 0ct 1944. 
Bbc14.4.5  Millinery and Men's Hats - Combined general meetings 1964-1968 1 file 
  There are no minutes for 1967. The minutes are of the No 2 branch except for those of 8 Jul 1964. 
Bbc14.4.6  Special minutes 1953 2 items 
  Minutes of meeting of the Dance Sub-Committee of the Executive Committee of the Millinery Branch, 11 Feb 1953. 
  Minutes of e joint Executive Committee meeting of the Men's Hat (No 2) branch and the South African Clothing Workers Union, 9 May 1953. 
Bbc14.5  Agreements 1962-1973 1 file 
  Agreements in the millinery industry in the Transvaal and Cape Province - main agreements published in the Government Gazette and private agreements with City Felt Hat Manufacturers, Dorian Hats and Harritz Hat Factory. 
Bbc15  Potchefstroom 1935-1948 5 boxes 
Bbc15.1  Correspondence 1935, 1938-1948 11 files 
  Re agreements, general branch administration, entertainment, hours of work, medical aid society and sick pay, members' subscriptions, unemployment and wages. 
  Correspondence between branch secretaries Beasie Webster (1938-1942) and Violet Phillips (1943-1948) with Dulcie M Hartwell and A Scheepers at the head office. 
Bbc15.2  Special topics 1934-1946 1 file 
  Certificates of service; constitution of the Maccabbee Klerewerkers Unie van Potchefstroom 1937; petition to Garment Workers Union against closed shop 1934; applications for membership; questionnaire for Milliners Section; organisers' reports 1937-1941. 
Bbc15.3  Minutes 
Bbc15.3.1  Executive Committee 1938-1947 
  Includes some correspondence relating to the minutes and financial statements. 
Bbc15.3.2  General meetings 1938-1947 
Bbc15.4  Membership 1938-1942 1 file 
  Lists of paid subscriptions. 
Bbc16  Bespoke Section 
  See also Witwatersrand Tailors Association, Bespoke Section (Ab). 
Bbc16.1  Correspondence 1930-1934 4 files 
  Filed alphabetically by subject: agreements, hours of labour, members' subscriptions, wages, Bespoke Tailoring Employers Association, members complaints re contravention of agreements, working conditions and underpayment, confinement allowances, disputes, distress fund, distribution of work, election of shop committees, employment, factory inspections, fines to enforce discipline, notices of meetings, indoor workshops, list of members (tailors) and applications for membership, overtime, Pretoria Local Committee, private work, production, reduction of wages, Industrial Council for the Bespoke Tailoring Industry, retrenchment, Tailoring Workers Industrial Union, strike 1933, subcontractors, termination of service, union label, victimisation. 
Bbc16.2  Dissolution of Bespoke Section 1934 1 file 
  The Bespoke Section was dissolved in 1934 and tailors formed the Tailoring Workers Industrial Union (Transvaal). 
  Correspondence and papers; minutes of general meetings of the Bespoke Section. 
Bbc17  Lenasia 1966 1 item 
  Minutes of a meeting for the Lenasia workers, 15 Sep 1966. 
   
Bbd  Orange Free State and Northern Cape 
Bbd1  General correspondence and papers 1958-1965 2 files 
  Filed alphabetically. 
  Negotiation of agreements; formation of Industrial Council for the Clothing Industry (Orange Free State and Northern Cape); wages. 
Bbd2  Bloemfontein and Wepener 
Bbd2.1  Bloemfontein - correspondence and papers 1947-1950 4 files 
  Filed alphabetically by subject. Includes: agreements, constitution, conciliation board, finance, fund raising, correspondence with the head office, effect of import control on industry, notices of meetings, formation of branch of South African Labour Party in Bloemfontein, applications for membership, notices of meetings, negotiations for new agreement, organising, reports, registration of branch, strike Oct 1947, subscriptions, unemployment, wages. 
Bbd2.2  Bloemfontein - correspondence and papers 1948-1951 1 file 
  Filed alphabetically by subject. Includes: agreements, appointment of branch secretary, conciliation board, correspondence with the head office, membership, report on visit to the branch. 
Bbd2.3  Wepener - correspondence and papers 1950-1952 1 file 
  Filed alphabetically by subject. Includes: agreements, cost of living allowance, correspondence with the head office, registration of branch, unemployment and wages. 
Bbd2.4  Minutes ? Bloemfontein 
Bbd2.4.1  Executive Committee 1947-1948 1 file 
Bbd2.4.2  General meetings 1947-1951 
Bbd2.5  Minutes ? Wepener 
  Miscellaneous minutes 1950-1951 1 file 
Bbd3  Kimberley 
Bbd3.1  Correspondence 
Bbd3.1.1  General correspondence 1954-1968 3 files 
  There is no correspondence for 1960. 
  Agreements, amendments to agreements, general branch administration, Industrial Council for Clothing Industry (OFS and Northern Cape), correspondence with head office, office premises, elections of branch officials and delegates, slack pay fund, social functions, finance and wages. 
Bbd3.1.2  Correspondence (filed alphabetically) 
Bbd3.1.2.1  1960-1967 2 files 
  Agreements, extending scope of registration of Garment Workers Union to include districts of Parys and Frankfort, medical aid, Industrial Council for Clothing Industry (OFS and Northern Cape) - papers and miscellaneous minutes of meetings, OFS and Northern Cape Clothing Manufacturers Association, employment statistics of Coloured labour in Parys 1963, underpayment, applications for exemptions from wage determinations. 
Bbd3.1.2.2  1965-1970 1 file 
  General branch administration, donations, subscriptions, Garment Workers Consultative Committee, notices of meetings, medical aid fund and gratuity fund, reports of activities. 
Bbd3.1.2.3  1968 2 files 
  Elections of officials and delegates, social functions, gratuity fund, medical aid, financial statements, notices of meetings, membership, Trade Union Council of South Africa conference. 
Bbd3.1.2.4  1969-1971 3 files 
  General branch administration, meetings, finance, fringe benefits for members, Kimberley Garment Industry Medical Benefit Society - minutes of meetings and financial statements, elections of officials, agreements, meeting of Divisional Council, reports of activities, wages. 
Bbd3.1.2.5  1971-1972 2 files 
  General branch administration, finance, fringe benefits, Group Funeral Assurance Scheme, meetings, resignation of Branch Secretary, Peggy Paulse after twenty five years of service. 
Bbd3.1.3  Special topics 1947-1961 3 files 
  Filed alphabetically. Includes: Branch secretary correspondence with head office, constitution, Central Executive Committee, general correspondence and branch administration, members' complaints, dispatch packers (Jaxly Manufacturing Company), Divisional Council, Executive Committee, elections, exemptions from wage determinations, functions, meetings, Industrial Conciliation Act 1956, transport, loans, membership, national unity of garment workers, presentations, Publications Fund, Slack Pay Fund, strike Jaff and Company 1955, shop stewards, South African Trades and Labour Council, unemployment, confinement allowances, tuberculosis X-rays, victimisation, Wage Board, workmen's compensation. 
Bbd3.2  Minutes 
Bbd3.2.1  Executive Committee 1953-1972 20 files 
Bbd3.2.2  General meetings 1953-1961, 1968 1 file 
  There are no minutes for 1957 and 1960. 
Bbd3.2.3  Combined meetings 1962 1 item 
  Minutes of the combined meeting of shop stewards and executive committee members of the Kimberley branch, 27 Aug 1962. 
Bbd3.3  Kimberley Garment Industry Medical Benefit Society 1948-1959, 1971-1974 2 files 
  Papers including correspondence, constitution and financial statements. 
  See also 3.1 Correspondence files. 
Bbd3.4  Finance 1951-1961 1 file 
  Financial statements and correspondence. 
Bbd4  Kroonstad 
Bbd4.1  Correspondence 
Bbd4.1.1  General correspondence 1962-1964, 1968 2 files 
  General branch administration, meetings, elections, finance and balance sheets. 
Bbd41.2  Special topics 1951-1961 3 files 
  Agreements, ballots, cost of living, exemptions from agreement, finance - balance sheets and salaries, loans, labour force, medical benefits, membership, national unity, publications, questionnaire re working conditions of members, resignations of officials, subscriptions, Trade Union Council of South Africa, application for variation of scope of registration, Unemployment Insurance Fund, wages. 
Bbd4.2  Minutes 
Bbd4.2.1  Executive Committee 1951, 1953, 1961-1969 1 file 
Bbd4.2.2  General meetings 1949, 1951-1953, 1962, 1967-1969 1 file 
Bbd4.3  Finance 1955-1964 1 file 
  Correspondence relating to unauthorised loans of Branch Secretary, Margaretha Maria van Niekerk, attempts by Garment Workers Union to recover the money and a claim against the auditor J H Kleynhans for not alerting the head office to the irregularities. 
Bbd4.4  Membership 
Bbd4.4.1  Questionnaires of workers of Delswa Ltd. 1955 Nov 10 1 file 
Bbd4.4.2  Application forms for membership 1949-1951 2 files 
Bbd4.5  Provident Fund 1972 1 file 
  Papers, constitution and application for the registration of the Provident Fund of Garment Workers - Kroonstad. 
   
Bbe  Cape Province 
Bbe1  Cape Town 
Bbe1.1  Correspondence and papers 
Bbe1.1.1  Correspondence 1931-1945 1 file 
  Organisation of Cape Town branch and conflict with Robert Stuart and Garment Workers Union of the Cape Peninsula. Reports on the millinery industry, Wage 
  Board and wage determinations. Correspondents: Rose Crawford, J Fortuin, M Miller, L A Peterson, E S Sachs, A S Scheepers, R Stuart. 
Bbe1.1.2  Special topics 1930-1946 
  Strike at African Clothing Factory 1931, with correspondence from W H Andrews and A G Forsyth, and a dispute over the payment of a bonus 1935; dispute at I L Back's leading to a strike in 1936 - correspondents include Isaac Louis Back, E Weinberg, B S Sachs; minutes of the Standing Committee of the South African Trades and Labour Council and a statement on the dispute presented by the Central Executive 
  Committee at the SA Garment Workers Union to delegates of the Annual Conference of the South African Trades and Labour Council and Cape Federation of Labour Unions 1936; appeal of D L Lunn against expulsion from the union 1937; Cape of Good Hope Arbitrations Act 1898; cloning of Cape Town branch office 1937; dispute with Garment Workers Union of the Cape Peninsula; finance; formation of Industrial Council; 1930 joint deputation to the Minister of Economic Development; J W Mushet re importing of goods; negotiations for agreements, organising of branch; police protection to prevent disruption of meetings, press reports on trade union activities in the Cape; resolutions; strike of 1931; registration of Cape Town branch and attempt to deregister Garment Workers Union of Cape Peninsula; Sweet Workers Union; Wage Board investigations. 
Bbe1.2  Minutes 1936-1937 
Bbe1.2.1  Executive Committee 1935-1937 1 file 
  Also includes minutes of the Joint Augmented meeting of the Executive Committee and Shop Stewards of the Cape Peninsula, 17 Jun 1935; minutes of the Special Executive Committee 14 Mar 1936; minutes of Central Executive Committee 1936. 
Bbe1.2.2  Miscellaneous minutes 1933-1936 
  Minutes of the Social Club Committee, Bazaar Committee and minutes of the Conference of activists and factory representatives Aug 1936; Cape Peninsula Commercial Employers Association 6 Dec 1933; meeting of the Tailoring and Garment Workers, Cape Town 13 Nov 1934; meeting of the South African Garment Workers Union and Garment Workers Union Transvaal in Cape Town 30 Dec [1936?] 
Bbe2  East London 
Bbe2.1  Correspondence 
Bbe2.1.1  General correspondence and papers 1958-1965 1 file 
  General branch administration, finance, meetings, election of branch officials, members' affairs, agreements. 
Bbe2.1.2  Correspondence (filed alphabetically) 
  Correspondence of J Bush (Branch Secretary) with Head Office re general branch administration, meetings, finance, election of officials, members, agreements, Industrial Council, wage determinations, investments, meetings of Divisional Council, annual conference of Trade Union Council of South Africa, dispute with Berkshire International (SA Ltd), Loan Fund, group funeral insurance and organising of Plastic and Rubber Workers of Pakamac. 
Bbe2.1.2.1  1962-1964 2 files 
Bbe2.1.2.2  1965-1966 2 files 
Bbe2.1.2.3  1966-1968 2 files 
Bbe2.1.2.4  1968 2 files 
Bbe2.1.2.5  1969-1971 2 files 
Bbe2.1.2.6  1972 3 files 
Bbe2.1.3  Correspondence (alphabetically by subject) 1937-1959 3 files 
  Includes: agreements, exemption from Industrial Conciliation Act (1956), annual conference of South African Trades and Labour Council, badges, negotiation with Berkshire Knitting (SA) Ltd, oar, Suppression of Communism Act, Consultative Committee, Conray Clothing insolvent estate, dance, donations, election of President and General Secretary, exemption of Veka Werksklere Bpk, Standerton, application for extension of jurisdiction to East London 1941, factories, finance, general meetings, correspondence with Head Office, occupational health and safety, membership, National Council, negotiations for new agreements, organising of workers, police interference with organising of workers in Port Elizabeth 1937, presentations, Provident Fund, registration of constitution, Saamtrek, shopstewards, Industrial Tribunal 1952, unity, Wage Board investigations. 
Bbe2.1.4  Berkshire International (SA) Ltd 
  Dispute between Garment Workers Union and Berkshire re organising of workers and prevention of workers joining Garment Workers Union, hours of labour, wages, replacement of Whites by Black workers, working conditions, negotiations for agreement, application of Garment Workers Union to appoint a conciliation board, reports to the Minister of Labour re the industry for the manufacture of ladies' stockings. 
Bbe2.1.4.1  1963 1 file 
Bbe2.1.4.2  1964 1 file 
Bbe2.1.4.3  1963-1965 filed alphabetically by subject 2 files 
Bbe2.1.4.4  1963-1965 3 files 
Bbe2.2  Minutes 
Bbe2.2.1  Executive Committee 1950-1974 25 files 
Bbe2.2.2  General meetings 1949-1974 21 files 
  There are no minutes for 1969 and 1973. 
Bbe2.3  Finance 1946-1972 1 file 
  Balance sheets, lists of expenses, lists of deposits, balance sheets of branch loan fund. 
Bbe3  George 
Bbe3.1  Correspondence 1945-1946 
  Formation of branch, extension of jurisdiction, negotiations for agreement with employers. 
Bbe3.2  Minutes 
  General meetings 1946 1 file 
Bbe4  King Williams Town 
Bbe4.1  General correspondence 1954-1970 4 files 
  General branch administration, wages, finance, meetings, membership, election of branch officials, negotiations for agreements, exemptions from agreement. 
Bbe4.2  Minutes 
Bbe4.2.1  Executive Committee 1947-1968 22 files 
Bbe4.2.2  General meetings 1947-1967 1 file 
  There are no minutes for 1957 and 1966. 
Bbe5  Port Elizabeth 
Bbe5.1  Correspondence 
Bbe5.1.1  General correspondence 1940-1966 4 files 
  Branch administration, meetings, election of officials, organising of workers, agreements, finance, wages, Industrial Council, Clothing Industry Eastern Province, annual conference Trade Union Council of South Africa, Divisional Council meetings. 
Bbe5.1.2  Correspondence (filed alphabetically) 
  Branch administration, meetings, Divisional Council, donations, Industrial Council, reports of secretary (C M S Gelvan), agreements, closing of King Williams Town branch 1968, wages, Trade Union Council of South Africa, Death Benefit Fund, Provident Fund, delegates to international conferences, membership. 
Bbe5.1.2.1  1966-1969 3 files 
Bbe5.1.2.2  1968-1971 2 files 
Bbe5.1.3  Correspondence (special topics) 
Bbe5.1.3.1  1937-1939 
  Affidavits, agreements, arbitration, auditors' reports, branch matters, car, constitution. 
Bbe5.1.3.2  1940-1961 
  Dances, donations, elections of officials and committee members, finance, factories' names, Garment Workers Union v C Bouwer 1940, George branch, Garment Worker, Industrial Tribunal (Florence Jones v Minister of Labour) 1956, job reservation, industrial legislation prosecutions. 
Bbe5.1.3.3  1937-1957 1 file 
  Lion Clothing Manufacturing Company, labour force, members, membership of branches, meetings, Mosenthals, motor car, National Council, negotiation, Garment Workers National Unity, overseas trips of officials, provident Fund, reports about organising of workers and general meetings, registration of branch. 
Bbe5.1.3.4  1938-1961 1 file 
  Saamtrek, service cards, Sachs v Oosterlig 1938, South African Trade Union Council, short time, strikes and disputes in clothing industry, staff, testimonials, uncontrolled areas report, unemployment fund, underpayment, unity, victimisation, wages, Wage Board investigations in clothing industry, war. 
Bbe5.1.4  Correspondence with Head Office 1937-1962 3 files 
  General branch administration, negotiations for agreements, Garment Workers Union activities. 
Bbe5.2  Minutes 
Bbe5.2.1  Executive Committee 1937-1972 23 files 
  There are no minutes 1939-1950, 1952. 
Bbe5.2.2  General meetings 1937-1971 4 files 
  There are no minutes for 1939-1952, 1957, 1959, 1961, 1963-1964. 
Bbe5.2.3  Shop stewards 1953-1971 6 files 
  There are no minutes for 1956, 1959. 
Bbe5.2.4  Slack Fund 1958-1961 2 files 
Bbe5.2.5  Discussion held between Garment Workers European and Coloured Committees. 1969 Apr 29 1 item 
   
Bbf  Shop stewards 
Bbf1  Correspondence and papers 1933-1973 19 files 
  Head office correspondence with shop stewards of Nos 1 and 2 branches. Includes: circular letters, appointment and election of shop stewards, lists of shop committees, meetings, activities of shop stewards, organising and representing workers, agreements, wages, resolutions taken at meetings, Garment Workers Union constitution. 
Bbf2  Minutes 
Bbf2.1  No 1 branch 1937-1972 33 files 
  There are no minutes for 1939 and 1943. 
Bbf2.2  No 2 branch 1951-1972 1 file 
Bbf3  Elections 
Bbf3.1  General 1956-1969 1 file 
  Nomination forms and ballot papers. 
Bbf3.2  Protection of wage standards 1963-1969 1 file 
  Results of ballots. 
Bbf4  Registers of attendance 1965-1967 1 file 
   
Bc  Transactions 
Bca  Commission of Inquiry 1948 
Bca1  Correspondence and papers 5 files 
  Filed alphabetically by subject. 
  A American Vice Consul 
  Affidavits - A Scheepers E S Sachs 
  Auditors' Report - Commission. 
  B Bond - Blankewerkers Constitution. 
  C Commission - Correspondence 
  Secretary's membership of the Herenigde 
  Nasionale Party 
  Commencement Proceedings 
  Constitution Garment Workers Union 
  S Election Expenses 
  F Finance 
  G Garment Workers Union list of Meetings Central Executive Committee 
  Meetings Central Executive Committee Pamphlets and Minutes General Meeting 16.9.48 
  L Legal - Instructions to Counsel 
  Memoranda & Notes for Counsel 
  Applications for recusal of the Chairman Judgement Mr Justice Neser Opinions: Advocate N E Rosenberg 
  Advocate W Pollak 
  Advocate H Snitcher 
  Advocate G Lowen 
  Garment Workers Union Petition to Supreme Court Replying Affidavit Minister of Labour 
  Judgement Mr Justice Lucus 
  Garment Workers Union Appeal to Appellate Division 
  Questions and Argument in Court 
  Judgement Mr Justice Greenberg 
  M Minister of Labour. Letter Garment Workers Union to Minister 
  Minister of Justice: Telegram to Minister by A Scheepers 
  Minister of Justice - Reply to President 
  Circular letter to Members 
  Members of Parliament 
  Correspondence & Telegrams Members of Parliament 
  N Notes to Counsel 
  Notes on Miss Poley (Bond) 
  Notes on Report by Commission 
  O Opinion E S Sachs 
  P Provincial Council 
  Questions on Order Paper Page 180 
  R Report and Index 
  S SA Trades and Labour Council 
  Correspondence 
  T Trade Unions ? Correspondence 
  V v Walt 
  Criminal Record 
  Newspaper Cuttings 
Bca2  Miscellaneous papers 1 file 
  Miscellaneous evidence and proceedings of the Commission of Inquiry. 
Bca3  Statements 4 files 
  Statements of garment workers. 
  Mrs Anna Abner 
  Mrs Ray Arbuthnot 
  Mrs Maria Begg 
  Mrs Minnie Burger 
  Mr Albertus Bekker 
  Miss Johanna Breytenbach 
  Mrs Engels Badenhorst 
  Mr Alex Barnado 
  Mr Johannes Benzin 
  Miss Ella Coetzee 
  Miss Hester Cornelius 
  Mrs Hefty Calvert 
  Mrs Louisa de Bruyn 
  Mrs Mary Bowie 
  Mrs Johanna Dry 
  Miss Tokkie du Plooy 
  Mrs Hester de Wet 
  Mr Cecil de Wit 
  Miss Betty du Toit 
  Mrs S A Erasmus 
  Mrs Susanna Fourie 
  Mrs Adriana Geyer 
  Miss Sylvia Glazer 
  Mr Gustav Greet 
  Miss Dulcie Hartwell 
  Mrs Susan Hoskin 
  Mr Paul Huysamen 
  Mr Arthur Isaacs 
  Mr Dawid Jacobs 
  Miss Bertha Joffe 
  Mrs Rose Kemp 
  Mrs J Kleynhans 
  Mrs Susie Lottering 
  Mr Jan Lubbe 
  Mr Olwyn Laurens 
  Mrs Margaret Malan 
  Mrs Susanna Moolman 
  Mrs Molly McNaughton 
  Mrs Maree Nel 
  Mrs C Odendaal 
  Mrs Mary Oelofse 
  Miss Eileen O'Reilley 
  Mr Theodore Pienaar 
  Mrs Helen Pretorius 
  Mr P H Rorke 
  Miss H Roets 
  Mrs Sophia Slow 
  Mrs E M Smal 
  Mr Simeon Schoeman 
  Miss Anita Scholtz 
  Miss Anna Scheepers 
  Mr L C Scheepers 
  Mr E S Sachs 
  Mrs Magdalena v Rooyen 
  Mrs Sannie v Wyk 
  Mr Johannes J Venter 
  Mrs Joan Viljoen 
  Mr Jan H D Venter 
  Mr Morris Zimerman 
Bca4  Evidence 16 volumes 
  Garment Workers Union Commission of Inquiry. Report of proceedings, 11 Oct 1948-3 May 1949. 
   
Bcb  Financial affairs 
Bcb1  Garment Workers Union Consolidated balance sheets and accounts 1941-1972 1 file 
  There are no balance sheets for 1942, 1944-1948, 1950-1951, 1953, 1955-1957. 
Bcb2  Garment Worker 
  Balance sheet and accounts 1949, 1952. 
Bcb3  Gratuity and Service Fund 
  Balance sheets and report 1967-1968, 1970. 
Bcb4  Loan Fund 1964-1971 
  Balance sheets and accounts 1964-1968, 1970, constitution and rules of the Garment Workers Loan Fund (Transvaal); estimated income and expenditure. 
Bcb5  Pluto Publications (Proprietary) Limited 
  Balance sheets and accounts 1957, 1963, 1965-1966, 1971. 
Bcb6  Samster (Proprietary) Limited 
  Balance sheets and accounts 1963-1967. 
Bcb7  Staff Provident Fund 
  Balance sheets and accounts 1960, 1963-1970. 
Bcb8  Welfare Fund 
  Balance sheets and accounts 1963-1968, 1971. 
Bcb9  Death Benefit Trust Fund 1971 
Bcb10  Group Funeral Assurance Scheme 1970-1971 
  Estimates of income and expenditure. 
Bcb11  Head Office 1971 
  Estimates of income and expenditure. 
Bcb12  Reports 1947-1949, 1971 
  Report on the books of account and financial statements of the Garment Workers Union for 1947-1949. 
  Report on union's finance as submitted by the Finance Sub-Committee for consideration of the No 1 Branch Executive Committee and the National Executive Committee. 1971 Feb 23. 
Bcb13  Salaries and wages 1970-1973 
  Allocations of salaries to employees of the union. 
Bcb14  Investments 1952-1955 
  Investment of funds of Garment Workers Union. 
Bcb15  General correspondence and papers 1945-1969 
  Re financial affairs of Garment Workers Union. 
   
Bcc  Legal affairs 
Bcc1  Cases 
Bcc1.1  Sachs v City Council of Johannesburg 1931 Aug 4 
  Appeal against conviction and sentence for obstructing traffic and causing a crowd to collect in the street while addressing workers. The appeal was upheld and the conviction and sentence put aside. 
  Papers 
  Outline of Sachs points for defence, copies of previous judgements on similar offences. 
Bcc1.2  Rex v Blignaut and Malan 1931 
  Aegidius Jean Blignaut and Herman Malan (Herman Charles Bosman) editors of a weekly scandal newspaper, The New LSD, were convicted and sentenced for criminal libel, Sachs being the complainant. The newspaper was eventually banned. The appeal was dismissed. 
  Papers 
  The New LSD, vol 2, no 25, 29 Jan 1932 containing leading article, E S Sachs and Kafir Girl. This newspaper had also made previous attacks on Sachs. 
  Biography of E S Sachs. TS. 8p. 
  Details early life and activities up to the time of the case. 
  Court records and judgement. 
  Record of previous offences of Malan (Bosman) and Blignaut. 
  Papers for the appeal. 
Bcc1.3  Rex v Morris Miller 1931/2 Dec-Feb 
  Charge of inciting public violence during the general strike in the Transvaal clothing industry. Miller was then Vice?President of the Garment Workers Union. He was found guilty and fined œ20 or two months' imprisonment. 
  Papers 
  Correspondence with lawyers. 
  Record of court proceedings, 14-15 Dec 1931. 
Bcc1.4  Rex v E S Sachs 1932 Mar 
  Conviction of contempt of court. Sentenced to one month or a fine of œ10. 
  Papers 
  Summons, record of proceedings, ordinary jurisdiction and appeal. 
Bcc1.5  E S Sachs v Sam Kalmek 1932 Jul 
  Action for defamation. In newspaper New LSD, 22 Jan 1930 defamatory statements were made. 
  Papers 
  List of witnesses, reply of E S Sachs to the amendment of the plea of the defendant. 
Bcc1.6  Garment Workers Union (Transvaal) (Applicant) v Adrian Paulus Johannes Fourie, Minister of Labour and Social Welfare (Respondent). 1935 Oct. 
  Civil suit to compel the Minister of Labour to exercise his power to make a wage determination for the garment making industry in the interest of 230 Black workers not covered by the Industrial Council agreement in the Transvaal clothing industry. The application failed and was dismissed with costs. 
  Papers 
  Lucas, F A W. Opinion. Ex parte: Garment Workers Union (Tvl). 1935 Oct 28. TS. 5p. 
  Petition of applicant. 
  De Waal, J P. Judgement. TS. 15p. 
Bcc1.7  Rex v Sachs 1935 Aug 23 
  Accusation for transgressing municipal by-law Cape Town by addressing a public meeting in the street. The application was refused. 
  Record of proceedings 
  Appeal case. 
Bcc1.8  E S Sachs v A A Moore and twenty-two others 1938 
  E S Sachs against an order of expulsion from the National Executive Committee of the South African Trades and Labour Council. The application was granted with costs. 
Bcc1.8.1  Correspondence and papers 
  Statement by the Garment Workers Union for instituting the suit, letters of congratulation to Sachs on his successful application. 
Bad .6.2  Opinion 
  Rosenberg, N E. Ex parte E S Sachs. Re: SA Trades and Labour Council. 1938 May 3. TS. 5p. 
Bcc1.8.3  Court record TS. 114p. 
Bcc1.8.4  Judgement 
  Millin, J. Revised judgement. 1938 Jan 13 TS 33p. 
Bcc1.9  Sachs v Die Oosterlig 1939 
  Action for defamatory remarks in Die Oosterlig. The defendant paid œ250 and costs and published apologies in leading newspapers. The matter was settled out of court. 
  Papers 
  Stryd in die stad teen kommunisme. Die Oosterlig, 28 Apr 1939. 
  Statement by worker. 
  Extract from cross-examination of Sachs. 
Bcc1.10  Sachs v D B H Grobbelaar 1939 Aug 
  Action for defamation. Judgement in favour of plaintiff with costs. 
  Papers 1938 Jan-1940 Jan 
  Correspondence between Sachs and Grobbelaar re accusations that Sachs is a Communist Jew, public debate between Sachs and Grobbelaar 9 Mar 1939, circulars circulated by Grobbelaar to members of the union, legal fees, Grobbelaar's unacceptable letter of apology, plaintiff (Sachs) declaration. 
  Grindley-Ferris, I. Judgement. 1939 Aug 28 TS. 15p. 
Bcc1.11  Sachs v Dr H P Wolmarans 1941 
  Action for defamation. 
  See also Sachs v Voortrekkerpers 1941-1942. 
  Correspondence and papers 
  Pleas, legal opinion by Harry Snitcher 10 Feb 1941. 
  Wolmarans, H P. Kommunisme en die Suid-Afrikaanse vakunies. Voortrekkerspers. ND. 
Bcc1.12  Sachs v Voortrekkerspers 1941-1942 
  Action for defamation. A brochure was published as the result of certain commissions appointed by the Nederduits Hervormde Kerk van Afrika for the purpose of investigating communism in South Africa. The second part deals with South African trade unions naming various officials including E S Sachs. Sachs was awarded œ300 and costs (over œ10,000). 
Bcc1.12.1  Correspondence and papers 
  General correspondence re case, comments, pleas, legal opinion Harry Snitcher 10 Feb 1941, affidavit E S Sachs, instructions to counsel. 
Bcc1.12.2  Court record of proceedings 
  Vol 2 (proceedings of second day 5 Dec 1941) and Vol 6a (proceedings of sixth day 11 Dec 1941). 
Bcc1.12.3  Judgement 
  Murray, John M. Judgement. 1942 Feb 3. TS. 81p. 
  Extracts from the judgement. 
Bcc1.13  Rieback cases 1944 
  Refers to the following cases: 
  Rex v B Rieback and M Rieback Feb 1944. 
  Rex v Elsie Hartzenberg and nine others Feb-May 1944. 
  Rex v Sachs May-Jul 1944. 
  Inez Mentos v Minister of Finance. 
Bcc1.13.1  General correspondence 1944-1947 
Bcc1.13.2  Affidavits by Rieback workers. 
Bcc1.13.3  Circulars from Garment Workers Union and South African Trades and Labour Council to members re cases. 
Bcc1.13.4  Reports on the cases, press reports and photographs of Inez Mentos and successful garment workers. 
Bcc1.13.5  Industrial Council for the Clothing Industry (Tvl). Records 1943-1944 
  Details of underpayments investigated at Rieback and Son, minutes of meeting re Rieback cases, affidavits by workers, contraventions of clothing agreement, registration of workers, failure to pay Industrial Council for Clothing Industry (Tvl) Medical Aid and Unemployment Fund contributions. 
Bcc1.13.6  Legal Defence Fund 
  Donations from individuals and other trade unions. 
Bcc1.13.7  Monetary appeal from workers and friends towards the cost of the defence of E S Sachs. 
  Collection lists. 
Bcc1.14  Rex v B Rieback and M Rieback 1944 Feb 
  Charge: contravention of the Industrial Conciliation Act (1937) by underpaying an employee, Inez Mentos, by claiming that she had less experience. They were found guilty, cautioned and discharged. The amount of œ24.5.7 which they had underpaid Inez Mentos was ordered to be paid into the Consolidated Revenue Fund. 
  Summons; Court record. TS. 10p.; Statement by Inez Mentos. 
Bcc1.15  Rex v Elsie Hartzenberg and nine others 1944 Feb-May 
  Accused of illegally striking 10-14 Feb 1944 while in the employ of Rieback and Son. They were convicted on 6 May 1944 in the Johannesburg Magistrates' Court and were sentenced to pay a fine of œ15 each with a suspended sentence of three months imprisonment with hard labour. 
Bcc1.15.1  Correspondence and papers 
  List of employees at Rieback and Son, summons, TL 11 May 1944 to Minister of Justice from officials of Garment Workers Union protesting against conviction. 
  Memorandum on the subject of the necessity for democratisation of the laws of the Union of South Africa and their administration, submitted to the Honourable Minister of Justice, Dr Colin Steyn, Nov 1942. TS. 6p. 
Bcc1.15.2  Court record of proceedings, 1944 Feb. 28-May 6 
Bcc1.15.3  Ramage, J. Magistrate's statement. Johannesburg, 1944 Jun 10. TS. 6p. 
Bcc1.16  Rex v E S Sachs 1944 May-Jul 
  Charge of attempted extortion, by demand of Sachs that Rieback pay back the amount he had underpaid Inez Mentos. 
  0n 28 Jul 1944 Sachs was found guilty and fined œ40 or one month's imprisonment with hard labour. 
  Papers 
Bcc1.16.1  Correspondence, summons and judgement. 
Bcc1.16.2  Court record of proceedings. 
Bcc1.17  Sachs v Rex (appeal) 1944 Dec 12 
  Correspondence and papers 1944 Aug-1945 Jan 
  Amended notice of appeal, record of proceedings, report on judgement by Mr Justice Solomon, postscript to the judgement. 
Bcc1.18  Inez Mentos v Minister of Finance 1944 Dec 12 
  Application for the refund of the money which had been ordered to be paid into the Consolidated Revenue Fund. 
  The application was granted with costs. 
  Papers 
  Affidavits of D J Geldenhuys (Public Prosecutor), Gerson Shapiro (attorney), E S Sachs; record of proceedings and judgement. 
Bcc1.19  Boloyi and Christine Okolo v Industrial Council for the Clothing Industry, Transvaal 1944 Nov 
  Petition because of refusal of applications to participate in the Sick Benefit Fund. 
  Papers 
  Declaratory order 1944 Nov 9. TS. 14P. 
Bcc1.20  Stuart v Sachs and Cape dispute 1926 Feb-1949 Apr 2 files 
  Dispute between the Garment Workers Union (Transvaal) and the Cape garment workers in attempts to organise Cape workers and create national unity among garment workers. Also desire to have equal wages at coastal areas in line with the wage agreements in the Transvaal. In 1930 the Garment Workers Union tried to set up a branch. In 1936 an office was opened and the branch was called the South African Garment Workers Union. In 1937 this office was closed in an attempt to achieve unity by co-operating with the Garment Workers Union of the Cape Peninsula. These activities brought Sachs into conflict with Robert Stuart who was organising the Cape workers. Stuart also came into conflict with the Garment Workers Union when in November 1943 the Cape Millinery Workers Union joined the Garment Workers Union who began negotiations for an agreement. The workers would not accept the employers' terms and applied for a conciliation board. Meanwhile Stuart organised a rival union and accepted an agree 
ment for the workers on the employers' terms. Thus the Garment Workers Union and Sachs began to accuse Stuart of supporting the employers against the workers.   
Bcc1.20.1  Papers and correspondence 1926-1949 2 files 
  Deal with the organising of the workers in the Cape, wages, various defamation charges. 
  Stuart v Sachs, Stuart suing Sachs for damages arising out of a letter, 13 Mar 1945 written to J C Bolton of the Garment Workers Industrial Union (Natal) alleging that Stuart was keeping down the wages of the workers. 
  In 1946 Sachs applied for a postponement of the hearing as he was to be a delegate to the International Conference of Garment Workers 29 Jul 1946 and a delegate of the SA Trades and Labour Council to the 29th session of the International Labour Conference, Canada, 19 Sep 1946. Sachs' application was granted, costs of the application to be decided at the trial. In 1946 negotiations were made to settle this matter and another defamation charge against Johanna Cornelius (Fellner) by Stuart. Stuart accepted œ550 but then reinstated the case against Sachs. The matters were finally settled in Apr 1949 when Stuart withdrew the action after one day and a settlement was made, both parties acknowledging that the time was not right in the trade union movement for two trade union leaders to ventilate personal matters in court. 
Bcc1.20.2  Garment Workers Union v Registrar of trade unions and employers associations 1944 Sep. 
  Appeal against decision of Industrial Registrar in rejecting the application of the Garment Workers Union to extend the registration of the Garment Workers Union to the Cape and to include the millinery workers in that area. 
  Correspondence re application. 
  Record of appeal. 
Bcc1.20.3  Garment Workers Union v Minister of Labour, Registrar of Trade Unions and Employers Organisations, Industrial Council for the Millinery Industry (Cape), Millinery Association (Cape), Garment Workers Union of the Cape Peninsula 1944. 
  Legal case as a result of the application of Garment Workers Union (Transvaal) to extend jurisdiction to include the Cape millinery workers, application to establish conciliation board as a result of the deadlock with the Millinery Association (Cape) and the rival activities of Stuart and the agreement to accept lower wages. 
  Correspondence and papers 
  Re organisation of the millinery workers and affidavits of respondents of case and Pauline Podbrey, organiser of the millinery workers. 
Bcc1.20.4  Garment Workers Union v Minister of Labour, Garment Workers Union of Cape Peninsula and Industrial Council for the Millinery Industry (Cape). 1945 Nov (Supreme Court, Transvaal Provincial Division). 
  Appeal against decision of Minister in terms of Section 77 of the Industrial Conciliation Act (1937). The appeal to the Transvaal Provincial Division was upheld with costs, 14 Nov 1945. 
  Papers 
  Correspondence te decision of Minister of Labour to confirm decision of Registrar not to extend the registration of the Garment Workers Union. 
  Barry, Charles. Judgement 1945 Nov 14 
Bcc1.20.5  Garment Workers Union of Cape Peninsula v Garment Workers Union (Supreme Court, Appellate Division) 1946 Mar. 
  Application for leave to appeal from a judgement of the Transvaal Provincial Division, allowing an appeal from a judgement of Judge Grindley?Ferris in the Witwatersrand Local Division. Application dismissed with costs. 
  Court record 
  Schreiner, Justice. Judgement. 1946 Mar 26 
Bcc1.20.6  Garment Workers Union v Minister of Labour, Garment Workers Union of Cape Peninsula and Industrial Council for the Millinery Industry (Cape). 1947 Mar (Witwatersrand Local Division). 
  Appeal from the decisions of the Minister of Labour and Industrial Registrar. Appeal was dismissed with costs. 
  Correspondence and court records. 
  Millin, J. Judgement. TS. 12p. 1947 Apr 11 
Bcc1.21  Rex v David H Breedt 1945 Aug 
  Complainant J G 0swald. Breedt assaulted Oswald, 25 Jul 1945 on a tram. He was fined œ10 or two weeks hard labour. 
  Papers 
  Correspondence between A Scheepers and attorneys on behalf of Mrs 0swald Jul?Aug 1947 (her husband J Q Oswald was then deceased). (Possible case Oswald v Breedt). 
  Court record of the case. 
Bcc1.22  Sachs v A B du Preez 1945 
  Action for defamation on publication. 
Bcc1.22.1  General correspondence, comments by E S Sachs on defamatory publication, statements by Johanna Cornelius and A E Scheepers, memorandum on communism, Pirow's arguments. 
Bcc1.22.2  Press clippings. 
Bcc1.22.3  Judgements 
  Preliminary judgement. 1945 Mar 12 
  Judgement. 1945 0ct 24 
Bcc1.22.4  Record of proceedings 1945 Aug 27-Sep 14 15 volumes 
Bcc1.23  McCormick v Garment Workers Union and E S Sachs 1947 
  Defamation action against extensive report of the Annual Conference of the Trades and Labour Council 1947 which appeared in the Garment Worker Mar-Apr 1947. McCormick took a strong anti-Communist stand at the conference supporting the cheap labour policy of the Chamber of Mines. Sachs withdrew the statements. 
  Correspondence and papers 
  Correspondence re case, instructions to counsel, legal opinion, withdrawal of statements by Sachs and retraction in the Garment Worker, copy of Garment Worker Mar-Apr 1947. 
Bcc1.24  Garment Workers Union v W J de Vries and 27 others 1948 Jan 13 
  Application to sot aside the election of W J de Vries as Secretary of the SA Trades and Labour Council as the election was unconstitutional. 
  Papers and correspondence 
  Memorandum submitted by the Garment Workers Union to the National Executive Committee of the SA Trades and Labour Council concerning the action of Mr W J de Vries, the General Secretary of the Council, in the clothing industry dispute, Eastern Province, Sep-Oct 1937. TS. 15p. 
  Correspondence re application, Dec 1947. 
  Court record. 
Bcc1.25  Rex v W H Andrews and others 1948 Mar-May 
  Charge of sedition by initiating a strike of Black mine employees on the Witwatersrand. The accused include members of the Central Executive Committee of the Communist Party of South Africa (William Henry Andrews, Moses Monani Kotane, Harry Snitcher, Lucas Phillips, Fred Carneson, Harry Allimothoo Naidoo, Isaac Osher Horvitch and Harold Jack Simons) William John Roberts (member of the Johannesburg District Committee of the Communist Party of South Africa) and Louis Charles Joffe (member of the African Mineworkers Union Fund Raising Committee). The indictment was quashed. 
  Papers 
Bcc1.25.1  Correspondence 1948 May 1C-13 
  Correspondence between Sachs and SA Trades and Labour Council re attempts to get the charges dropped. 
Bcc1.25.2  Court records and judgement. 
Bcc1.26  Platon Bardopoulos (applicant) and Harry Gordon Lawrence (Minister of the Interior and Justice) and the Commissioner for Immigration and Asiatic Affairs, 1948. 
  Application against order of deportation. 
  Papers 
  Court records. 
Bed .27  Garment Workers Union v Barend Jacobus Schoeman (Minister of Labour) and others 1948-1949 
  Application to declare the notice appointing the Garment Workers Union Commission of Inquiry null and void. The application was refused with costs by the Acting Justice F A W Lucas, Transvaal Provincial Division, Supreme Court, 8 Nov 1948. The appeal was upheld by Justice L Greenberg, 24 Mar 1949. 
  Papers 
  Application to the Supreme Court (Transvaal Provincial Division) by the Garment Workers Union. 
  Minutes of National Executive Committee meeting of Garment Workers Union, 8 Nov 1948. 
  Appeal: 
  Appellants heads of argument. Appeal record and judgement. 
Bcc1.28  Sachs v Donges 1949-1950 
  Withdrawal of passport to Sachs, 20 May 1949 which prevented him from attending the International Conference of Garment and Textile Trade Unions, Lyons, France, 20 June 1949. Sachs refused to surrender the passport. 
  Dr Donges, Minister of the Interior, made an application to the Supreme Court (Witwatersrand Local Division), Judge Roper deciding against Sachs. Sachs appealed and on the 14 Mar 1950 his appeal was upheld with costs. 
Bcc1.28.1  Papers and correspondence 1949-1954 
  Travel arrangements to attend conference, withdrawal of passport, letters of protest and petition against withdrawal, raising of issue in House of Assembly by H Davidoff and M Kentridge, decision to appeal, donations for appeal, correspondence with lawyers. 
Bcc1.28.2  Legal papers 
  Opinions, passport regulations in other countries, law reports and precedents, notes for council. 
Bcc1.28.3  Appeal 
  Court record and judgement. 
Bcc1.28.4  0ther passport cases 1 file 
  Yousef Dadoo v Donges and appeal 1948-1949 ? judgements and Sachs' notes on the appeal. 
  Henry Edward Tickner (Principal Immigration Officer) v Dulcie Hartwell (Sachs) 1949 re refusal of passport. 
  Ticknor v Henrietta Johanna Calvert re refusal of passport. 
Bcc1.29  Sachs v Liquidator 1950 
  Fight against listing as a Communist in terms of the Suppression of Communism Act (1950). 
Bcc1.29.1  Papers 
  Papers and correspondence 1950-1951 
  Copy of act, correspondence with Liquidator Mr J de V Louw re listing and Sachs' self-defence, pamphlets issued by Sachs to oppose the listing. 
Bcc1.29.2  Notes and articles on communism. 
Bcc1.30  E S Sachs v Werkerspers and Voortrekkerpers 1950 
  Defamation action because of defamatory remarks in Klerewerkersnuus, 10 Feb 1950 in article Hangende verslag van Wolfaardt Kommissie. 
  Papers 
  Summons, declarations of plaintiff and defendants, pleas. 
Bcc1.31  Paulus Viljoen v The Mine Workers Union and Jacobus Johannes Scheepers 1951 
  Papers 
  Petition of applicant in refusal to pay levy into a special strike fund of which he does not approve. 
Bcc1.32  Anna Venter (Scheepers) v Liquidator 1951 
  Listing as a Communist. 
  Correspondence and papers presented to the Liquidator to prove why her name should not be included. 
Bcc1.33  Sachs v Simon Roy 1951 
  Action for defamation about evidence given by Roy before the Garment Workers Union Commission of Inquiry, 12 Apr 1949. The matter was settled out of court Roy paying œ200 and costs. 
Bcc1.33.1  Correspondence and papers 1949-1951 
  Correspondence between Sachs and Roy re dispute between Sachs and Stuart and efforts by Roy to settle the dispute, correspondence between Sachs and lawyers re defamation case, plaintiffs declaration, legal opinion of S Kentridge 19 Aug 1949, instructions to counsel, reply of South African Garment Workers Union (Cape Town) to Simon Roy. 
Bcc1.33.2  Evidence of Simon Roy to Garment Workers Union Commission of Inquiry 1949 
Bcc1.34  Sachs v Werkerspers Beperk 1951 
  Action for defamation. Attacks on the management of the Garment Workers Union in Die Klerewerkersnuus. Sachs was awarded œ2,900 damages with certain costs, on 30 May 1951. 
  The defendant not being able to meet the judgement Sachs applied for an order of liquidation. The order was granted and the company liquidated. 
  Correspondence and papers 1950 Nov-1951 Jul 
  Correspondence re case, accounts, affidavits, material for cross-examination of witnesses for the Werkerspers, copies of defamatory articles, arguments, judgement, petition of Sachs on the failure of Werkerspers to make payment. 
Bcc1.35  Peter John Huyser v Die Werkerspers Uitgewers Maatskappy and Voortrekkerpers Beperk and Jan Gleisner 1951 
  Defamation charge by P J Huyser, National Organiser of the Building Workers Industrial Union. Judgement in favour of the plaintiff. 
  Papers 
  Correspondence, legal opinion, summons. Ramsbottom, W H. Judgement. TS. 26p. 
Bcc1.36  Bespoke Tailoring Employers Association and Transvaal Clothing Manufacturers Association 1951 Dec 18 
  Dispute over demarcation and definitions of the bespoke tailoring and clothing industries. 
  Papers 
Bcc1.36.1  Correspondence and papers 1951-1952 
  Includes affidavits and petition of applicants. 
Bcc1.36.2  Court records 
  Record of proceedings, judgement and exhibits. 
Bcc1.37  Garment Workers Union v Swart (Minister of Justice) 1952 Jun 2 
  Application to set aside two orders against Sachs under the Suppression of Communism Act. The application was dismissed with costs. The appeal in September was also dismissed with costs. 
  Papers 
  Notes of argument for the case. 
  Ramsbottom, W H. Judgement. 1952 Jun 5. TS. 16p. (Transvaal Provincial Division). 
  Petition objecting to banning orders of Sachs. 
  Appellants' heads of argument. 
  Contlivres, C J and others. Judgement (appeal). 1952 Sep 12. TS. 11p. 
Bcc1.38  Regina v Sachs 1952 Jun 
  Charge in the Magistrates Court, Johannesburg for contravening the Suppression of Communism Act by attending public gatherings on 24 May and 26 May 1952. 
  Sachs was sentenced to 6 months' imprisonment with hard labour on each of two counts, the sentences to run concurrently. He lodged notice of appeal. The bail of œ250.00 was allowed to stand. 
  Papers 
  Verbatim minutes of proceedings. 
  Halse, E G. Judgement. 1952 Jul 15. TS. 27p. 
  Notice of appeal. 
  Sachs, E S. Statement submitted by accused prior to the court passing sentence. TS. 4p. 
Bcc1.39  Sachs v C R Swart (Minister of Justice) 1952 Aug 20 
  Application to set aside Minister's order removing Sachs from Secretaryship of the Garment Workers Union and prohibiting him from attending public gatherings. 
  Application was dismissed. 
  Papers 
  Record of proceedings. TS. Incomplete. 16p. 
  Clayden, H J. Judgement. 1952 Sep 9. TS. 18p. 
Bcc1.40  Sachs v Regina 1952 Nov 24-25 
  Appeal against conviction in magistrates court of contravening Suppression of Communism Act. The appeal was dismissed but the sentence was suspended for three years. 
  Papers 
  Appellants heads of argument. 
  Judgements, 1952 Dec 12. 
Bcc1.41  Sachs v Voortrekkerpers 1952 
  Action for defamation. Defamatory article in Die Klerewerkersnuus, 14 Jul 1950 headed Anti-Sachswerkers se: Ons sal staak, maar vir ons else. The matter was settled out of court. Sachs received œ1000 and costs. A Scheepers (president) J Cornelius (Organiser) and all members of the Central Executive Committee were paid damages. 
Bcc1.41.1  Correspondence and papers 
  Correspondence with legal counsel, plaintiffs declaration, deed of settlement. 
Bcc1.41.2  Court records 
Bcc1.42  Moses M Kotane v Regina (appeal) 1952 
  Appeal against conviction of contravening Suppression of Communism Act (1950). Appeal was allowed and conviction and sentence were set aside. 
  Papers 
  de Villiers, Heinrich and de Wet, Q. Judgement. 1952. TS. 3p. 
Bcc1.43  Anna Scheepers and others v Regina 1953 Sep 
  Appeal against conviction by Johannesburg magistrate of organising a public gathering on 26 May 1952. The appeals were allowed and the convictions and sentences were set aside. 
  Papers 
  Price, Norman. Judgement. 1953 Sep 30. TS. 7p. 
Bcc1.44  Peter John Huyser v J de Villiers Louw (Liquidator) and others 1953 Sep 
  Re listing as Communist. 
  Correspondence and papers 
  Instructions to counsel and court record. 
Bcc1.45  Johanna Fellner (Cornelius) v T E Donges (Minister of Interior) 1953-1954 
  Refusal of application for renewal of passport, 3 Sep 1952. 
  The application was refused and the appeal dismissed with costs. 
Bcc1.45.1  Correspondence and papers 
  Travel arrangements to attend overseas conferences, refusal of passports to Johanna Cornelius and C M S Gelvan, protests, biography of Johanna Cornelius, statements and affidavits by Johanna Cornelius, press statements. 
Bcc1.45.2  Record of appeal from the judgement of the Honourable Mr Justice Murray, Pretoria 1953 Apr 2. 
Bcc1.46  Morris Glazer and others v Garment Workers Union 1954 
  Summons to answer to partners of Star Shirt and Clothing Factory for malicious circular 12 Mar 1954 addressed to all shop stewards and members of the Garment Workers Union. 
Bcc1.47  Marimuthu Matthews v J C Bolton and others 1955 
  Action brought by Matthews as Secretary/Treasurer of the Garment Workers Industrial Union against certain members of the Executive Council of the Union on charges of disrupting the union. 
  Papers 
  Court records. 
Bcc1.48  Abramowitch, Pinshow and Schneider (Plaintiffs) v Garment Workers Union (Defendant) 1957-1963 
  Refusal of Garment Workers Union to pay full architect's fees after abandoning or deferring the project. The plaintiffs' claim was settled out of court. 
Bcc1.48.1  Correspondence and papers 1957-1963 1 file 
  A Architects' Accounts. 
  C Correspondence between architects and Garment Workers Union. 
  D Divisional Council's extract of minutes 5 Apr 1963. 
  G Declarations, affidavits, etc. 
  H History of events as set out in correspondence. 
  N National Executive Committee - extracts of minutes. 
  S Summons. 
Bcc1.48.2  Correspondence and papers 1957-1963 2 files 
  Filed alphabetically by subject. Refer to plans for project, negotiations to settle the account and the law suit. 
Bcc1.49  Johanna Cornelius and Anna Scheepers v Die Afrikaanse Pers Beperk and Johanna Cornelius and Anna Scheepers v J du Pisanie and M van den Berg (1957-1958) 
  Correspondence and papers 1956-1958 1 file 
  Defamation action because of an article which appeared in Die Vaderland, 12 Nov 1957 and roneoed circular dated 4 Dec 1957, defamatory of Anna Scheepers and Johanna Cornelius, President and Secretary respectively of the Garment Workers Union, and possibly defamatory of other members of the National Executive Committee responsible for formulating policy. 
  0n 3 Jun 1958 Die Vaderland published an apology to Anna Scheepers and Johanna Cornelius. A settlement with du Pisanie and M J van den Berg was reached Nov 1958, the respondents offering to pay œ25 to each member of the National Executive Committee who had instituted action against them and œ450 to the applicants A Scheepers and J Cornelius. 
  Correspondence re articles, legal opinions, statement by Dulcie M Hartwell (General Secretary, South African Trade Union Council), court exhibits, summons, pleas, plaintiff (Johanna Cornelius)'s declaration, extract from Hansard, 30 Jan 1956, p.640-644 re attack by Hepple on De Klerk, du Pisanie and Blankewerkersbeskermingsbond, final settlement. 
Bcc1.50  Createx Knitwear v Viljoen and others 1958 
  Application against Industrial Tribunal, Industrial Council for Clothing Indus try (Transvaal), Garment Workers Union, Transvaal Clothing Manufacturing Association and Minister of Labour re inclusion of knitting workers in clothing agreement and application for exemption from the wage agreement. The application was dismissed with costs. 
  Papers 
  Court record and judgement. 
Bcc1.51  Reuben Freinkel (of C & S Knitwear) v Garment Workers Union and Johanna Fellner (Cornelius) 1961 
  Dispute in the clothing industry Transvaal from 1957 because of the claim by knitwear manufacturers that they are not engaged in the clothing industry. The Minister of Labour referred the question to the Industrial Tribunal which decided in Sep 1958 that the Industrial Council agreement was binding on knitwear manufacturers. 
  They were therefore compelled to pay contributions to the Industrial Council for Clothing Industry (Transvaal) for the Medical Aid Society, Provident Fund and Slack Pay Fund. The employers appealed and the decision of the Industrial Tribunal was set aside on 2 May 1960. 
  Therefore on 1st August 1960 42 employees of C & S Knitwear ceased work. Freinkel maintained that the strike was illegal and brought an application against the Garment Workers Union and its general secretary for an order restraining them from supporting the strike. 
  The judge concluded on 15 Dec 1961 that the strike was in fact a lockout when they learnt on 1 Aug 1960 that they were not entitled to the Industrial Council benefits. 
  Therefore the defendants did not incite or instigate them to commit an unlawful act. The action was dismissed with costs. 
Bcc1.51.1  Correspondence and papers 1957-1961 4 files 
  Correspondence, minutes of Industrial Council for Clothing Industry (Transvaal) and Garment Workers Union, petitions of workers re dispute. 
Bcc1.51.2  Court record 1961 2 files 
  Record of proceedings, supporting evidence. Kuper, S M. Judgement. 1961 Dec 15. TS. 44p. 
Bcc2  Legal opinions 1930-1951 2 files 
  Filed alphabetically by subject. Re: general labour legislation, strikes, politics, Suppression of Communism Act, contravention of agreements, other trade unions. 
Bcc3  Judgements and precedents 
Bcc3.1  Judgements 1929-1951 2 files 
  Filed alphabetically by first party. 
Bcc3.2  Precedents 1942-1944 1 file 
  Precedents in labour law. 
Bcc4  Prosecutions 1967-1969 1 file 
  Lists of prosecutions against clothing manufacturers for contraventions of the clothing agreements; extracts from minutes re prosecutions. 
Bcc5  General correspondence 1930-1969 3 files 
  Correspondence and papers with legal counsel, cabinet ministers and interested persons on legal cases, summons, opinions, lawyers' accounts, documents and evidence relating to cases, judgement of a libel action between Reverend A Levy v Johannes von Strauss von Moltke, Harry Victor Inch and David Hermans Olivier, Aug 1934, in which Levy successfully sued the three Greyshirts leaders for anti-Semitic activities and forging a document as emanating from the Port Elisabeth Jewish congregation conspiring to bring down Christianity. 
   
Bcd  Members 
Bcd1  General 
Bcd1.1  General correspondence 1930-1974 6 files 
  Legal advice for members, strikes by clothing workers in the Cape Sep 1931, discipline, unemployment benefits, statements by members about experience in garment industry, applications for exemptions from membership, testimonials, appointment of shop stewards and resignations, illness allowances, letters of sympathy and personal correspondence with members, employment, membership statistics, medical aid society and provident funds, and investigation of general complaints of members. 
Bcd1.2  !'embers' interests 1933-1960 7 files 
  General correspondence re: legal assistance, unemployment, employment of workers, social welfare, registration of workers, rest home and holiday resort for garment workers, recreational facilities, accommodation for workers in hostels, financial assistance, conditions of workers, statements by workers re experience in clothing industry, correspondence with factories, factory reports, dismissal of employees, meetings of the Complaints and Exemptions Sub-Committee of the Industrial Council for the Clothing Industry (Transvaal), leave pay. 
Bcd2  Membership forms 1947-1969 7 files 
  Includes file of forms from workers of Safnit Mills 1955-1960. 
Bcd3  Annual dance 1954-1957 1 file 
  Arrangements for annual dance, including miscellaneous minutes of the Dance Committee and Functions Committee. 
Bcd4  Unemployment 
Bcd4.1  General correspondence and papers 1930-1971 7 files 
  Correspondence with workers and Department of Labour, press clippings, memoranda and bills. Re: general unemployment in the clothing industry, papers of the Transvaal Clothing Industry Unemployment Benefit Fund, papers of the Unemployment Benefit Fund for the Textile and Allied industries, applications for confinement allowances and maternity benefits, contributions by workers for unemployment fund, registration of unemployed workers, claims for unemployment and sick benefits, legislation on unemployment and the Unemployment Insurance Act. 
Bcd4.2  Registration forms 1950-1953 1 file 
  Lists of unemployed members. 
Bcd5  Welfare and Loan Trust Fund 
  Also known as Welfare Fund, Loan Fund, Welfare and Loan Fund, Finance and Welfare Fund, Garment Workers Loan Fund (Transvaal). 
Bcd5.1  Correspondence 1960-1972 1 file 
  Re loans to members. 
Bcd5.2  Minutes 
Bcd5.2.1  No 1 branches 1957-1968 2 files 
Bcd5.2.2  No 2 branches 1959-1968 2 files 
Bcd5.3  Constitution 1970 1 item 
  Constitution and rules of the Garment Workers Loan Fund (Transvaal). 
Bcd6  Bursaries 1959, 1975 3 items 
  Draft constitution of the Garment Workers Study and Scholarship fund drawn up by the Garment Workers Union of the Cape Peninsula, 1959. 
  Draft application for bursaries to the Garment Workers Union of South Africa Bursary Fund (Transvaal). 
Bcd7  Slack Pay Fund 1958 1 item 
  Balance sheet. 
Bcd8  Elections 
Bcd8.1  General correspondence and papers 1953-1968 2 files 
  Re election of National Executive Committee, office bearers and officials at Head Office and branch officials, ballot papers. 
Bcd8.2  Election of President and General Secretary 1952, 1953 2 files 
  Correspondence and ballot papers. 
Bcd9  Fringe benefits 
  General correspondence and papers 1951-1969 1 file 
  Filed alphabetically by subject. Relate to the under mentioned fringe benefits provided for garment workers by the Garment Workers Union and the Industrial Councils 
  for the Clothing Industry: Death Benefit Fund, Loan Fund, Medical Aid Fund, Provident Fund, Transvaal Clothing Industry Slack Pay Fund, Training College for the Clothing Industry, unemployment insurance benefits, Welfare Fund and Wage Protection Fund for the clothing industry. 
Bcd9.1  Bonus system 1947-1968 3 files 
  Correspondence with manufacturers re bonus system and lists of bonus rates for workers for weekly output and effort; investigation of efficacy of bonus incentive. 
Bcd9.2  Group Funeral Assurance Scheme 1957. 1972 
  Proposals. 
Bcd9.3  Medical Aid Scheme 1932-1973 6 files 
  Papers of the Transvaal Clothing Industry Medical Aid Society. Includes correspondence, constitution, balance sheets and minutes of the Management Committee, lists of accounts paid and outstanding contributions. 
Bcd9.4  Provident Fund 1951-1965 2 files 
  Garment Workers Union Provident Fund: constitution, minutes of the Administrative Committee, general notices; rules re loans and financial statements. 
Bcd9.5  Permanent disablement benefit :1965] 1 item 
Bcd9.6  Training College 1967-1974 7 files 
  Regulations, syllabus, reports, financial statements, memoranda on training and minutes of the Board of Management. 
Bcd10  Paid leave and holidays 1926-1966 1 file 
  Correspondence and papers re back pay claims, paid holidays, Jewish festivals, unpaid leave, long leave, short time pay, slack pay, unclaimed arrear wages, dismissal without notice. 
Bcd11  Membership fees 1935 1 file 
  Lists of contributions collected from members, in particular workers at Tiger Trading Company. 
   
Bce  Personal papers of officials 
Bce1  Johanna Cornelius (Fellner) 
Bce1.1  General correspondence and papers 1965-1967 1 file 
  Correspondence between J Cornelius, Hibberdene, and Head Office, Johannesburg re trade union administration, staff at Head Office, minutes, general correspondence with branches, clothing industry. 
Bce1.2  Obituaries 1974 Jun-Aug 1 file 
  Letters of sympathy, tributes and memorial service on the death of J Cornelius, 21 Jun 1974. 
Bce2  E 8 Sachs 
Bce2.1  Personal papers and correspondence 1930-1965 3 files 
  Correspondence with Sachs as well as his correspondence to the Garment Workers Union. Relate to: general strike 1932, clash in Germiston with Oswald Pirow, Jewish Workers Club, reports on overseas trip to labour conferences, affidavit re assault by Simon Schoeman of the Mine Workers Union, 13 Feb 1940, trade unionism, communism, article by Sachs: Will South Africa go fascist, The New Statesman and Nation, 24 Aug 1946, legal cases, labour legislation, letters of recommendation to overseas trade unionists, International Labour Organisation Conference 1946 and address by Sachs, South Africa politics, loans by Sachs from Garment Workers Union, fight against fascism, Communist Party of South Africa, Black labour, South African Trades and Labour Council, organising of Black workers, correspondence with press and press statements re activities of Garment Workers Union, writing of Garment Workers in action, Garment Workers Union Commission of Inquiry 1948, customs search of Sachs and his MS book Jun 1951, memorandum prepared by Sachs for the special conference of the SA Trades and Labour Council 12-13 Jan 1952 on the Report of the Industrial Legislation Commission of Inquiry (UG62-1951), wages, attacks by the National Party 
  and Minister of Labour Ben Schoeman on the Garment Workers Union, banning and listing of Sachs as a Communist 1952, decision to leave the country for England, presentations made to Sachs by garment workers, letters of recommendation to Sachs on his leaving, attempt to continue his fight overseas and the lack of support by the Garment Workers Union, personal financial arrangement for himself and sons, refusal to renew Sachs' passport and endorse his son's for countries other than England, May 1954, Wage Board, unity, Garment Workers Union of the Cape Peninsula, Garment Workers Industrial Union, Industrial Conciliation Act 1956, attempts to get pension from Garment Workers Union in 1965; general articles on trade unionism and trade unionism in the USA, Declaration of the Rights of Man and of Citizens, the Atlantic Charter, extracts from The Times on the South African War 1899-1902. 
  Correspondents include: W A Andrews, E W Bussey (Electrical Trades Union UK), Johanna Cornelius, Dulcie Hartwell, A Scheepers, Colin Steyn, Violet Weinberg. 
Bce2.2  Garment workers in action 1955-1957 
Bce2.2.1  Typescript - Incomplete 1 file 
Bce2.2.2  General papers 1 file 
  General correspondence and papers re the publication of the book, correspondence with printers re quotations, problem of defamatory passages (memorandum by Sydney Kentridge with suggestions, 1957 Jan 8. 'PS. 5p.), memoranda of agreement between E S Sachs and the Garment Workers Union whereas the latter undertook to purchase 5000 copies of the book, sale of the book by Garment Workers Union. 
Bce3  Anna Scheepers 
Bce3.1  Conference on automation and computation 1965 
  Papers of conference attended by A Scheepers. 
Bce3.2  Trade union seminar 1967 
  Conference attended by A Scheepers, arranged by Trade Union Council of South Africa at Rhodes University on trade unionism, industrialisation and the South African economy. 
Bce3.3  Trade Union Council of South Africa Conference 1968 
  Papers of conference and notes by A Scheepers. 
Bce3.4  Johannesburg business and professional women's club 1968 
  Miscellaneous minutes, newsletter and notices. 
Bce3.5  Grant fact finding mission 1969-1970 
  Trip to USA to study trade unionism and the American clothing industry. Letters of introduction, literature collected, report on visit and correspondence with American contacts after the visit. 
Bce3.6  National convention on the status of women 1970 
  Conference papers and notes by A Scheepers. 
Bce3.7  White paper 1971 
  White paper on the report by the Inter-Departmental Committee on the Decentralisation of Industries 1971 - review and comments by A Scheepers. 
Bce3.8  Trade Union Council of South Africa Conference 1972 
  Papers and notes by A Scheepers. 
Bce3.9  Resignation 1972-1973 
  Correspondence re decision to retire and press clippings and photographs of farewell party. 
Bce3.10  Press clippings 1972-1973 
  Harriet Bolton, election of Anna Scheepers to the Senate, honorary degree of Doctor of Laws from the University of the Witwatersrand and other clippings relating to her activities. 
Bce3.11  Visits to Kimberley 1975,1976 
   
Bcf  Published material 
Bcf1  Garment Worker/Saamtrek 
Bcf1.1  Correspondence and papers 1936-1967 3 files 
  Re publication of the periodical, agreements with printers, notes about articles and contents, circulation lists, draft articles, incorporation of Saamtrek, letters to the editor, printing blocks, accounts, Pluto Publication, Mayne and Gibson (printers). 
Bcf1.2  Garment Worker 1929-1978 
  Bound set 1936-1988 (Note: at end of collection on shelf) 
  Loose copies 1929, 1967-19884 
Bcf2  Press clippings 
Bcf2.1  Subject arrangement 1960-1974 13 files 
  Arranged alphabetically by subject. 
  All aspects of trade unionism, Trade Union Council of South Africa, Garment Workers Union, labour economy, industry, socio-economic position in South Africa, wages, management, clothing industry, Black trade unions, industrial safety, taxation, trade, unemployment, education, border industries, legislation, insolvencies, inflation, international labour situation, South Africa politics, cost of living. 
Bcf2.2  Miscellaneous 1972-1973 1 file 
  Housing, public relations, strikes, child welfare etc. 
Bcf2.3  Special topics 1967-1977 9 files 
Bcf2.3.1  Africans 1973-1974 
  Urban Blacks, education, wages, trade unions, economic position. 
Bcf2.3.2  Black unions 1972 
Bcf2.3.3  Clothing industry 1973-1977 
Bcf2.3.4  Economy 1973-1974 
Bcf2.3.5  Labour 1967-1968 
Bcf2.3.6  Personalities - trade unionists 1973 
Bcf2.3.7  South African labour 1973-1974 
Bcf2.3.8  Strikes 1969-1973 
Bcf2.3.9  Wages 1973 
Bcf3  Press statements 1931-1956 
  Typed articles from newspapers in South Africa and Britain re the expulsion of six Communists from the party 1931 (including E S Sachs), strikes, Issy Diamond case, split between trade unionists in the Cape and the Transvaal, racialism amongst Whites, Dr D F Malan's first broadcast to the nation 1948, Schoeman's interference with trade unions 1952, Communism as a threat to Christianity and the banning of E S Sachs. 
Bcf4  Leaflets and pamphlets 
  Leaflets announcing special meetings re constitution, demands for higher wages, fight for a national union, dispute with the Garment Workers Union of the Cape Peninsula, attacks of the National Party on the Garment Workers Union, banning of E S Sachs, miscellaneous pamphlets on trade unionism, Nazism, fascism, centenary 
  celebrations of the Great Trek and publications on Christian National Education (Federasie van Afrikaanse Kultuurvereninge) Afrikaner Nationalism (Ossewa Brandwag, Bree Kerklike Komitee) trade unions and South African workers (Liga vir die Instandhou van Volksregering) Communism and its danger (Eric H Louw), D F Malan (D J Potgieter, Nasionale Jeugbond van Transvaal) poverty (F A W Lucas) and the workers and the state (P J Meyer, Afrikaans-Nasionale Studentebond). 
Bcf5  Our own hot favourites: a cookery book issued by the Garment Workers Union n.d. 
   
Bcg  Memoranda 
Bcg1  Miscellaneous memoranda 1937-1961 
  Prepared by the Garment Workers Union and other trade unions including the South African Clothing Workers Union, Non-European Trade Union Co-ordinating Committee and African Dairy Workers Union on workmen's compensation, wages and investigation of the dairy industry, Industrial Conciliation Act (1956), Black workers in the clothing industry, draft Factories, Machinery and Building Work Bill (1941), mine workers, memorandum submitted to the Industrial Legislation Commission of Inquiry (1949), appeals to the Minister of Labour in particular the retrenchment of Black workers at Germiston Clothing Factory, economic conditions in the commercial distributive trade, Wage Board investigations, arbitration award in Garment Workers Union v Transvaal Clothing Manufacturers Association re Star Shirt and Clothing Factory and Trade Steam Pressers (1948), wages and conditions of employment in the clothing industry. 
Bcg2  Miscellaneous memoranda 1941-1956 
  Confinement allowance for working women, Factories, Machinery and Building Work Bill (1941), trade tariffs and the protection of South African industry, building contracts, clothing industry, Commission for the socio-economic development of the Bantu areas within the Union of South Africa, municipal housing schemes in Port Elizabeth. 
   
Bch  Special topics 
Bch1  Afrikaner nationalism 1931-1967 3 files 
  Attacks by National Party on Garment Workers Union, fight against fascism, anti-Semitism, activities of Greyshirts and Blackshirts, Afrikaner women in the clothing industry and their support of the Garment Workers Union's struggle to secure higher wages for them, discipline of members, constitution of the Afrikaanse taal - en Kultuurvereniging, fight in Germiston against du Pisanie, disciplinary action against Mesdames Nell and Moll for attempting to betray the union, 1944, Broederbond, involvement of the Bree Kerklike Komitee in the affairs of the garment workers, threat of coastal areas to the higher wages of the workers in the Transvaal, expulsion of G H van der Walt vice-president of the Garment Workers Union for collaborating with the Blankewerkersbekermingsbond to destroy the union, expulsion of Anna Knoetze, 1948, Commission of Enquiry into the Affairs of the Garment Workers Union, agreements with employers, fight of National Party against Communism, movement for forming a White union 1956. 
Bch2  Cost of living allowance 1941-1960 
  Price control, cost of living tables, correspondence with the Price Controller, Department of Commerce and Industries, consumer protection, meetings of the Witwatersrand Regional Food Committee, post-war food shortage. 
Bch3  White union 
  Split in the ranks of the union after the passing of the Industrial Conciliation Act and the formation of the Garment Trade Union of European Employees (SA) or Klerevakbond van Blankewerkers (SA). The White workers felt that the provisions of the act would make it impossible for mixed unions to operate. Sannie van Wyk, as Provisional General Secretary of the new union informed the Central Executive Committee of the decision. The Central Executive Committee in the interest of the union finally decided to support the formation of separate unions and to form a federation of the trade union to ensure co-operation and consultation on industrial agreements and working conditions. 
  See also Bbc9. 
Bch3.1  Papers and correspondence 1956-1957 2 files 
  General correspondence it formation of the union, application for registration, constitution, membership lists, meetings held at the Germiston branch with du Pisanie. 
Bch3.2  Minutes 1956-1957 1 file 
  Minutes of the Provisional Central Executive Committee of the Garment Workers Union of European employees and combined meetings with Garment Workers Union re split in union. 
Bch3.3  Membership application forms 2 files 
Bch4  Job reservation 1953-1960 2 files 
  Job reservation in the clothing industry, fight by du Pisanie for White garment workers, job reservation in the Cape Peninsula, recommendation of the Industrial Tribunal 1957 that practically all the jobs in the clothing industry be reserved for Whites and objections of the Garment Workers Union to this recommendation, legal opinions, Coloured deputation to the Minister of Labour re job reservation. 
Bch5  Mass meeting City Hall steps 1952 May 26 
  Mass meeting of garment workers condemning the listing of E S Sachs as a Communist and his removal from the Secretaryship of the Garment Workers Union. 
  Papers and correspondence 1952-1953 1 file 
  Notices of meeting, application to hold public processions by the Garment Workers Union, speech by E S Sachs, resolutions of the meeting, application to hold meeting on 4 Jun and subsequent refusal, records of case Regina v Anna Scheepers and others it contravention of the Traffic By-Laws of Johannesburg for unlawfully convening and addressing a public gathering 1953. 
Bch6  May Day 1933-1955 1 file 
  0rganisation of May Day activities, speeches made by E S Sachs on May Day on the organisation of labour, notices of May Day meetings and entertainment. 
Bch7  Strikes 1913-1933 3 files 
Bch7.1  1913 Strike 
  1913 strike and account by Andrew Watson of miners' strikes, TLS from Tom Matthews (General Secretary South African Mine Workers Union) to Andrew Watson, 9 Jul 1914 re organisation of mines. 
Bch7.2  1932 Strike 
  Reasons for the strike, meetings of strikers and Strike Committee, Commission of Enquiry into the strike and agreement with employers proposed by the Garment Workers Union. 
Bch7.3  1933 Strike 
  Proceedings of a mass trial against four members of the Garment Workers Union (Tvl) and also members of the African Federation of Trade Unions, Trade Hall, Johannesburg, 27 Mar 1933. 
  Charging of Messrs Greer, Nisselbaum, Blumenthal and Fish, with scabbing during the last strike in the clothing industry, speeding up of workers, inactivity and not paying union contributions. Eddie Roux acted as judge. 
  Organising of United Front Hank and File Conference against unemployment and wage cuts, April 1933. 
Bch8  Uncontrolled areas 1958-1960 1 file 
  Correspondence and papers re conditions of employment and wages of garment workers in areas uncontrolled by the Garment Workers Union, statistics, reports on factories in uncontrolled areas in particular Natal and Transkei, workers' statements, stay aways by Black workers, "See for Yourself Tour" for garment workers to factories in uncontrolled areas 1958. 
Bch9  World War II 1938-1946 1 file 
  Effect on employment and productivity in the clothing industry, increased cost of living and Garment Workers Union demands for higher wages, donations to welfare organisations, 
  clothing of evacuee children and co-operation with the Johannesburg Child Guest Committee, meetings of the Garment Workers Union Guard (Klerewerkers Uniewag) to organise a defence against attacks on the union and in particular on E S Sachs because he is a Jew, war supplies, Governor-General's National War Fund, War Enlistment Fund for the Clothing Industry Transvaal, fascism, co-operation with the South African Red Cross Society, demobilisation. 
Bch10  Welfare 1940-1959 1 file 
  Assistance and donations to welfare organisations in particular the National War Memorial Health Foundation re establishment of creches, child welfare, confinement allowances for working women. 
Bch11  Buy South African Campaign 1957 1 file 
  Meetings of the Southern Transvaal Committee of the Buy South African Campaign. 
Bch12  Information 1929-1946 1 file 
  General information and labour statistics on industrial production and wages. 
Bch13  Coloureds [1959] 1 item 
  Memorandum relating to the position of the Coloured community in the Johannesburg area. TS. 4p. 
Bch14  Productivity [19681 
  Comparative information re productivity of workers in USA and wage negotiations. 
Bch15  Black trade unionism 1973 May 1 item 
  Paper by David Hemson, Research and Administrative Officer of the Garment Workers Union of South Africa, for seminar, Monday 21 May 1973. 
  Black strikes, prices and trade union organisation 1939-1973. TS. 16p. 
  Examines the underlying causes of strikes by Black workers and their relationship to trade union organisation. 
   
GARMENT WORKERS UNION - RELATIONS WITH CLOTHING INDUSTRY 
Ca  The Clothing Industries 
Caa  General 1967 1 item 
  Racial composition of the labour force, Transvaal clothing industry. TS. 2p. 
Cab  Fur 
  Correspondence and papers 1942-1953 1 file 
  Correspondence between the Garment Workers Union, Industrial Council for the Clothing Industry (Transvaal), Transvaal Fur Workers Union, Union Fur Trade Association, Imperial Fur Co., City Felt Hat Manufacturers Ltd and the Department of Commerce and Industries re the question of whether fur workers should belong to the garment or tailoring industry, the dumping in South Africa of fur garments from the United Kingdom 1947-1948, import control of furs leading to unemployment 1949 and the proposed agreement between Garment Workers Union and City Felt Hat Manufacturers Ltd 1952. Also minutes of meetings of furriers 1944 and fur workers 1953. 
   
Cac  Knitting 
Cac1  Correspondence and papers (alphabetically by subject) 1949-1975 5 files 
  Correspondence between the Garment Workers Union, Industrial Council for the Clothing Industry (Transvaal), Transvaal Clothing Manufacturers Association, Transvaal Knitters Association and individual mills re the amendment of the knitting agreement, bonus system, constitution of the Knitted Fabric Workers Union, definition of the clothing, knitting and stocking industries, exemptions, hours of work, holidays, job categories, meetings of members employed at Safnit Mills 1953 and of Knitwear Manufacturers and Garment Workers Union 1954-1955, reports on knitwear firms and Wage Board investigations. 
Cac2  General correspondence and papers 1958-1966 2 files 
  Correspondence between the Garment Workers Union, Transvaal Knitters Association, manufacturers and the Department of Labour re the revision of the agreement, the registration of the Industrial Council for the Knitting Industry and the application for a conciliation board 1965. 
Cac3  Industrial Council for the Knitting Industry (Transvaal) 
Cac3.1  Constitution n.d. 1 item 
Cac3.2  Correspondence and papers 1957-1973 4 files 
  Correspondence between the Garment Workers Union, Industrial Council, Transvaal Knitters Association, Transvaal Chamber of Industries, manufacturers and the Department of Labour re finances, meetings and registration of the Industrial Council for the Knitting Industry, the Industrial Conciliation Act and the revision of the agreement. 
   
Cad  Millinery 
Cad1  Correspondence and papers (alphabetically by subject) 1938-1954 5 files 
  Correspondence between the Cape Chamber of Industries, Cape Millinery Workers Union, Garment Workers Union, Garment Workers Union of the Cape Peninsula, Industrial Council for the Millinery Industry (Cape) and the Millinery Association (Cape) re the formation, finances and meetings of the Cape Millinery Workers Union, need for a national agreement for the millinery industry and for a national union of garment workers, unemployment, wages and conditions in the Cape millinery industry. 
Cad2  General correspondence and papers 1935-1946 1 file 
  Correspondence between the Cape Millinery Workers Union, Garment Workers Union, Garment Workers union of the Cape Peninsula, Milliners Association (Cape) and Milliners Union re wage comparisons between the Cape and the Transvaal 1935, proposed conference of trade unions in the clothing and tailoring industries 1936, organisation of the milliners 1938, formation of the Cape Millinery 
  Workers Union 1943, exclusion of milliners from the Industrial Council agreement 1944, and dispute between Cape Millinery Workers Union and the Garment Workers Union of the Cape Peninsula 1944-1946. 
Cad3  Agreements 1950-1973 1 file 
  Agreements between Garment Workers Union and City Felt Hat Manufacturers (Pty) Ltd, Dorian Hats (Pty) Ltd, and Harritz Hat Factory. 
Cad4  Industrial legislation 1960-1973 1 file 
  Government gazettes containing amendments to the Industrial Conciliation Act 1956, Millinery Industry Main Agreement (Cape and Transvaal) and wage determinations for the clothing industry and the industry for the manufacture of ladies' stockings, certain areas. 
Cad5  Industrial Council for the Millinery Industry 1944-1965 1 file 
  Constitution, meetings and nominations of officials. 
  List of millinery establishments in the Transvaal registered under the Industrial Conciliation Act, minutes of meetings of the Transvaal Millinery Industry Slack Pay Fund, comparison of wages in the Transvaal and the Cape and constitution of the Transvaal Millinery Industry Medical Aid Fund. 
   
Cae  Bespoke Tailoring 1933 1 item 
  Letter addressed to the General Meeting, Sick Benefit Society, re the formation and constitution of the Society. TLS. 3p. 
   
Cb  Organisation in the clothing industry 
Cba  Trade unions 
Cba1  Local unions 
Cba1.1  Garment Workers Union of the Cape Peninsula (continued as Garment Workers Union of the Western Province) 
Cba1.1.1  Constitution 1942-1959 1 file 
  Constitution and amendments 1942-1952 and draft constitution of the Garment Workers Study Grant Fund 1959. 
Cba1.1.2  General correspondence and papers 1929-1976 7 files 
  Correspondence between the Garment Workers Union, Garment Workers Union of the Cape Peninsula, (Secretaries W Freestone and H Stuart), Industrial Registrar, South African Garment Workers Union (Secretary E Weinberg), South African Trades and Labour Council and its Cape Town Local Committee and the Tailoring Workers Industrial Union re the relationship between the garment unions in the Cape and the Transvaal and the need for unity in the garment industry, unity in the trade union movement as a whole, campaign against fascism 1941, the National Conference 1942, wage determinations and amendment of the agreement. Also minutes of the Joint Augmented Meeting of Executive Committee and Shop Stewards of the Cape Peninsula 1935 and propaganda leaflets issued by the Garment Workers Union of the Cape Peninsula. 
Cba1.1.3  Correspondence with individuals 
  Daniels,H 1955-1957 1 file 
  Correspondence with Garment Workers Union re the Cape agreement 1955 and the reinstatement of H Daniels in the clothing industry 1956. 
  Dollie, A 1955-1957 1 file 
  Correspondence with Garment Workers Union re a national union of garment workers. Includes constitution of the Vienna Cultural and Social Club. 
Cba1.1.4  Cape campaigns 1944-1945 1 file 
  Reports of organisers re factory visits. 
  See also Cba 2.4.3. 
Cba1.1.5  Legal disputes 
Cba1.1.5.1  Smith v Garment Workers Union of the Cape Peninsula (R Crawford and others) 1935-1938 1 file 
  Correspondence, affidavits, judgement, legal opinions. 
Cba1.1.5.2  Crawford v Fortuine 1941 1 file 
  Correspondence, copies of leaflets, judgement. 
Cba1.1.5.3  Stuart v Ismail 1941-1942 1 file 
  Affidavits, application for interdict, legal opinions, correspondence, supreme court order and judgement. 
Cba1.1.5.4  Garment Workers Union v Garment Workers Union of the Cape Peninsula, Minister of Labour and Industrial Council for the Millinery Industry (Cape) 19t4-1946 1 file 
  Record on appeal, correspondence and judgement. 
Cba1.1.5.5  Shadrach v Garment Workers Union of the Cape Peninsula 
  Correspondence, legal opinions, affidavits and appeal. 1946 
Cba1.1.5.6  Stuart v J Fellner and others 1945?1949 1 file 
  Correspondence, legal opinions, summons, statements, defendants plea, plaintiff's replication, court proceedings and notice of withdrawal. 
Cba1.2  Garment Workers Industrial Union (Natal) 
  Correspondence and papers 1934-1975 7 files 
  Correspondence, mainly between Garment Workers Union and the Garment Workers Industrial Union (General Secretary J C Bolton)re the organisation of garment workers in Natal, the relationship between the various garment workers unions, the need for national unity, the revision of the clothing agreement, wages, unemployment and the organisation of Black workers. Also the constitution, annual reports and silver jubilee brochure of the Garment Workers Industrial Union, published 1959. 
  Includes court records of legal disputes: 
  Stuart v Sachs 1945-1949 
  J C Bolton v Textile Workers Industrial Union and the Durban Printing Co. 1950 
  R I Arenstein v Durban Corporation 1951 
  Marimuthu Matthews v J C Bolton and others 1955 
  F Jones v Minister of Labour 1958 
  Natal Clothing Manufacturers Association v Hammarsdale Clothing Factory (Prop.) Ltd. 26 Oct 1964. 
Cba1.3  Knitted Fabric Workers Union 1969-1971 1 file 
  Reports of the auditors to members of the Union, 1969 and 1971. 
Cba1.4  National Union of Clothing Workers (Formerly Garment Workers Union of African Women and South African Clothing Workers Union) 
Cba1.4.1  Garment Workers Union of African Women 
  Correspondence and papers 1953-1962 1 file 
  Correspondence between the Garment Workers Union of African Women (Organising Secretary L Mvubelo) and the Garment Workers Union, relating to wages, a fund for Black workers who do not qualify under the Unemployment Insurance Act and the finances of the union. Includes the minutes of a Liaison Committee representing the three garment industry unions in the Transvaal, which led to the formation of the National Union of Clothing Workers. 
Cba1.4.2  South African Clothing Workers Union 
Cba1.4.2.1  Constitution n.d. 1 file 
Cba1.4.2.2  Minutes 1956-1964 2 files 
  Minutes of Executive and Welfare Committees 1956-1964, 
  minutes of Joint Executive South African Clothing Workers Union and Garment Workers Union of African Women 1961-1962. 
Cba1.4.2.3  Correspondence and papers 1942, 1948-1962 1 file 
Cba1.4.2.4  Correspondence between SA Clothing Workers Union (Secretaries G Makabeni and Mrs V Hashe) and Garment Workers Union re finance, debts owed to Garment Workers Union, clothing industry agreement, help for Blacks not covered by the agreement and co-operation with other garment unions. Press 1956-1962 1 file 
  African news items for the Garment Worker on subjects such as job reservation, African trade unions, workers in uncontrolled areas, Bantustans, malnutrition in industry and reports of meetings of the SA Clothing Workers Union. 
Cba1.4.2.5  Photograph c1940 1 item 
  Photograph of clothing factory, Johannesburg. 
Cba1.4.3  National Union of Clothing Workers 
Cba1.4.3.1  Constitution 1962-1965 1 file 
  Draft constitution, accepted constitution and suggested amendments. 
Cba1.4.3.2  Finance 1962, 1969-1976 1 file 
  Balance sheets and accounts. 
Cba1.4.3.3  Minutes 1961-1969 2 files 
  Minutes of Joint Meetings of the Executive Committees of Garment Workers Union of African Women and SA Clothing Workers Union 1961-1962, minutes of the Interim Committee for merging the two unions 1961, minutes of the Executive Committee of the National Union of Clothing Workers 1963-1969. 
Cba1.4.3.4  Correspondence and papers 1962-1975 4 files 
  Correspondence, mainly between the National Union of Clothing Workers (General Secretary L Mvubelo) and Garment Workers Union, re meetings, conferences and appointment of office bearers of the National Union of Clothing Workers, the clothing agreement wages, 
  unity in the garment unions and the organisation of Black workers. Includes the statement made by L Mvubelo to the Trade Union Council of South Africa Special Conference 1967 and the address 'Managing Black workers' by L Mvubelo to the National Convention 1973. 
Cba1.4.3.5  Correspondence and papers (alphabetically by subject) 1965-1977 1 file 
  Correspondence between the National Union of Clothing Workers and Garment Workers Union on office administration, industrial council agreements, organisation of Black workers, the Consultative Committee of Garment Trade Unions 1965, appointment of J Cornelius as Honorary President of the National Union of Clothing Workers 1973, report on a visit to Kimberley by A Scheepers 1975 and an article in the Financial Mail 1976 on "parallel" unions for Africans. 
Cba1.5  Tailoring Workers Industrial Union 
Cba1.5.1  Constitution 1934 1 file 
  Constitution of the Tailoring Workers Industrial Union 1934 and constitution of the East London and Border Tailors Union, undated. 
Cba1.5.2  Minutes 1934-1939 1 file 
  Minutes of Joint Meetings of Executive Committee of Tailoring Workers Industrial Union and the Central Executive Committee of Garment Workers Union. 
Cba1.5.3  Correspondence and papers 1927-1964 1 file 
  Correspondence between the Tailoring Workers Industrial Union, Witwatersrand Tailors Association and Garment Workers Union, re bespoke work in factories, a new agreement, wages, registration of the Union, trade union unity, unity in clothing workers organisations and objections of Garment Workers Union to variation of scope of registration of Tailoring Workers Industrial Union. 
Cba1.5  Witwatersrand Middlemen Tailors Association 1931-1932 1 file 
  Minutes of meeting of the Middlemen Tailors 29 Sep 1931, minutes of the 1st meeting of the Executive Committee of Middlemen Tailors 5 Apr 1932, minutes of special meeting of Middlemen Tailors 10 Apr 1932 (MS, probably in the handwriting of E S Sachs). 
Cba1.7  Manufacturing Tailors Workers Association and Sick Benefit Society 
Cba1.7.1  Constitution n.d. 1 item 
Cba1.7.2  Correspondence and papers (alphabetically by subject) 1922-1942 1 file 
  Correspondence, mainly between the Manufacturing Tailors Workers Association (Secretary X Weiss) and the Witwatersrand Tailors Association (Secretary C F Glass) re the relationship between the two associations, affiliation to SA Trades Union Congress, the constitution and registration of the Merchant Tailors Workers Association, amalgamation with Garment Workers Union 1942. 
Cba1.8  Transvaal Indian Tailors Association 1930 1 item 
  Letter to the Industrial Council for the Bespoke Tailoring Industry re the poor wages paid to Indian tailors. TL. 2p. 
Cba1.9  African Millinery and Men's Felt Eat Union n.d. 1 item 
  Constitution. 
Cba1.10  Garment Workers Union of Coloured, Malay and Asiatic Workers 1957 1 item 
  Application for registration 
Cba2  Inter-Union Co-operation 
Cba2.1  Garment Workers Union Consultative Committee (continued as Garment, Textile, Knitting and Leather Workers Unions Consultative Committee). 
Cba2.1.1  Constitution 1955-1975 1 file 
  Draft constitution of the Garment Workers Union Consultative Committee 1955; draft constitution of the Garment, Textile and Leather Workers Unions Consultative Committee 1975. 
Cba2.1.2  Correspondence and papers 1955-1976 16 files 
  Consists mainly of minutes of meetings of the Garment Workers Union Consultative Committee and its Definitions Sub-Committee and from 1969 minutes of annual conferences. Correspondence is between the Consultative Committee, its constituent members (Garment Workers Union of South Africa, Garment Workers Union of the Western Province and Garment Workers Industrial Union, Natal), Trade Union Council of South Africa, the National Clothing Federation of South Africa and the Department of Labour and is concerned with the formation, meetings and conferences of the Committee, wages and Wage Board investigations and the following specific issues: definition of clothing, knitting and stocking industries 1956, protest at the Minister of Labour's refusal to accept A Scheepers as an assessor representing employees on the Industrial Tribunal 1959, organisation of Black workers 1963, medical aid schemes 1968, decentralisation of industries 1971, question of affiliation to the International Textile, Garment and Leather Workers Federation 1974, revision of the Committee's constitution and formation of the Garment, Textile, Knitting and Leather Workers Unions Consultative Committee 1975. 
Cba2.1.3  Memoranda 1955-1975 3 files 
  Mainly memoranda on Wage Board investigations and memoranda submitted to the Wage Board by the Committee, together with the following specific issues: comparison of wages in different centres 1956 and 1975, competition between urban and rural centres 1956, industrial development of the Border areas 1966, news-sheet on migrant labour 1975. 
Cba2.1.4  History 1974 1 item 
  History of the Garment Workers Union Consultative Committee, compiled by the Research Office and Reference Library. TS. 8p. 
Cba2.2  Coordinating Council of Garment Trade Unions of South Africa 
  Correspondence and papers 1952-1953 1 file 
  Correspondence between the Garment Workers Union, Garment Workers Union of the Caps Peninsula, Garment Workers Industrial Union (Natal), the Industrial Council for the Clothing Industry and the Transvaal Clothing Manufacturers Association, re the formation of a National Industrial Council for the Clothing Manufacturing Industry of the Union of South Africa. Includes minutes of the meeting held in January 1953 to consider the formation of a National Industrial Council and a draft constitution for it. 
Cba2.3  Liaison Committee of Garment Workers Union, Garment Workers Union of African Women and SA Clothing Workers Union 
  Minutes of meetings 1939-1960 1 file 
Cba2.4  Cape Campaign and National Unity 
Cba2.4.1  General correspondence 1926-1953 11 files 
  Correspondence between the garment unions in the Cape and the Transvaal, the Cape Federation of Labour Unions, the South African Trades and Labour Council and its Cape Districts Committee, re unity in the clothing industry. 
Cba2.4.2  Literature 1940-1950 1 file 
  Leaflets, songs and pageants. 
Cba2.4.3  Cape Campaign 1954-1955 
Cba2.4.3.1  Addresses, lists and cards, arranged alphabetically by the name of the factory, containing details of meetings. 1954-1955 1 box 
Cba2.4.3.2  General correspondence 1954-1956 11 files 
  Correspondence, mainly between A Scheepers (President), J Cornelius (General Secretary), H Cornelius (National Organiser) of the Garment Workers Union, H de Wet and R Crawford, Cape officials. 
Cba2.4.3.3  Leaflets 1954-1955 1 file 
  Leaflets propagandising the need for a national union. 
Cba2.4.3.4  Legal 1954-1955 4 files 
  Correspondence and legal papers re the following disputes: Garment Workers Union of the Cape Peninsula v Ebrahima Cupido 1954 
  Garment Workers Union of the Cape Peninsula v Margaret Dennie 1954 
  Garment Workers Union of the Cape Peninsula v A Scheepers and others 1954. 
Cba2.4.3.5  Meetings 1954 4 files 
  Notices 1954-1955, minutes of the Social Committee 22 & 29 Jul 1954, 5 Aug, 23 Sep, applications to hold an open-air meeting Aug-Sep 1954, report on General Meeting 22 Jun 1955, procedure at meetings, undated. 
Cba2.4.3.6  Planning and Organising Committee 1954 1 file 
  List of members of the Committee and notices. 
Cba2.4.3.7  Press statements 1954-1955 1 file 
  Correspondence with the Case Times and statement by J Cornelius to the Daily Mail. 
Cba2.4.3.8  Publications 1954 1 file 
  Correspondence with and articles for Saamtrek. 
Cba2.4.3.9  Requisitions 1954 1 file 
  Requisitions for a special general meeting to consider the resolution for a national union, signed by Cape garment workers. 
Cba7.4.3.10  Statements 1954 1 file 
  Statements by members on the question of a national union. 
Cba2.4.3.11  Suspensions and appeals 1954 1 file 
  Re disciplinary action on members. 
Cba2.4.3.12  Wages 1954-1955 1 file 
  Comparison and need for uniformity. 
Cba2.4.4  Disputes 1931-1955 2 files 
  General correspondence and legal papers re the following disputes: 
  R G Smith v Garment Workers Union and others 1935 
  R Crawford v J Fortuine 1942 
  R S Stuart v E S Sachs 1945 
  J Shadrach v Garment Workers Union of the Cape Peninsula 1947. 
Cba2.5  Vigilance Committee 1940-1943 3 files 
  Correspondence between the Committee (Chairman A Ismail, Secretaries Mrs J Fortuine and G Lewin) and the Garment Workers Union of the Cape Peninsula re the dispute in the Cape garment union, petition that Mrs R Crawford and R Stuart be dismissed 1941, the legal case Mrs R Crawford v J Fortuine, national trade union unity and the affiliation of the Garment Workers Union of the Cape Peninsula to the Cape Federation of Labour Unions. 
Cba2.6  South African Federation of Garment Workers Unions 1959-1960 1 file 
  Draft constitution and rules. 
Cba2.7  National Conferences of Garment Trade Unions of South Africa 1947 1 file 
  Minutes of conferences held in Johannesburg 1947 and 1953, Durban 1958, Cape Town 1959 and Johannesburg 1959 and resolutions for the 1942 conference. 
Cba2.8  Wage Protection Fund of the Clothing Industry 1957-1959 1 file 
  Rules adopted at the meeting of Central Executive Committee 4 Feb 1957 and applicable from 27 Sep 1958, appeal from the Garment Workers Union of African Women that wage protection rates payable to African workers be increased 1959. 
Cba3  Overseas Unions 
Cba3.1  Rules of the National Union of Tailors and Garment Workers (Great Britain) 1932 1 item 
Cba3.2  Constitution of the International Fur and Leather Workers Union of United States and Canada 1944 1 item 
   
Cbb  Employers Associations 
Cbb1  Bespoke Tailoring Employers Association 
  Correspondence and papers (alphabetically by subject) 1931-1951 1 file 
  Correspondence between the Association, Garment Workers Union and the Industrial Council for the Bespoke Tailoring Industry re the constitution and meetings of the Association agreements in the tailoring industry, and registration of the Industrial Council for the Bespoke Tailoring Industry. 
Cbb2  Transvaal Clothing Manufacturers Association 
Cbb2.1  Constitution n.d. 1 item 
Cbb2.2  Correspondence 1926-1969 4 files 
  Correspondence, mainly between the Transvaal Clothing Manufacturers Association and the Garment Workers Union, re agreements in the clothing industry. 
Cbb2.3  Minutes 1926-1952 1 file 
  Minutes of the AGM of the Transvaal Clothing Manufacturers Association 21 Sep 1926 and of the Knitwear Section of the Industry 17 Oct 1952. 
Cbb2.4  Circulars 1955, 1960 1 file 
Cbb2.5  Disputes 1937-1946 1 file 
  Memorandum by the Garment Workers Union to the Industrial Council for the Clothing Industry (Transvaal) re the dispute between the Garment Workers Union and the Transvaal Clothing Manufacturers Association 1937, Garment Workers Union v Transvaal Clothing Manufacturers Association: the case for the Garment Workers Union submitted to the Arbitration Tribunal, 1946. 
Cbb2.6  Agreements 1954-1967 1 file 
  Proposals: for amendments to the Transvaal Clothing Industry agreement submitted to the Transvaal Clothing Manufacturers Association by the Garment Workers Union. 
Cbb3  Transvaal Millinery Association 
  Correspondence and papers 1941-1955 1 file 
  Correspondence between the Garment Workers Union, the Transvaal Millinery Association and the Transvaal Chamber of Industries re the agreement in the millinery industry, the formation of the Millinery Association (Transvaal), dispute between Garment Workers Union members working in the millinery industry and their employers, 1941, question of the Millinery Manufacturers Association becoming a party to the Industrial Council for the Clothing Industry (Transvaal) 1941, the registration of the Employers Association for Johannesburg Municipal area, constitution of the Transvaal Millinery Industry Medical Aid Society 1944. and conditions in the millinery industry 1955. 
Cbb4  Eastern Province Clothing Manufacturers Association 1967 1 item 
  Recommendations made by the Association to the Industrial Council for the Clothing Industry for inclusion in a new agreement 
Cbb5  Cape Clothing Manufacturers Association 1966 1 item 
  Recommendations of the Sub-Committee re cutting room operations. 
   
Cbc  Trade Councils 
Cbc1  Board of Trade and Industries 
  Correspondence and papers 1925-1960 2 files 
  Correspondence between the Board, Garment Workers Union, the National Coordinating Council for the Clothing Industry of South Africa, the Industrial Council for the Millinery Industry and the Transvaal Clothing Manufacturers Association, re the need to provide adequate customs protection against the dumping in South Africa of items which would affect various sections of the clothing industry, particularly end of season millinery. Also a circular re the Board?s activities 1925, reports 1939 and 1947, and list of the Board's reports 1960. 
Cbc2  Textile and Clothing Workers Federation 
  Correspondence and papers 1938-1948 1 file 
  Correspondence between the Garment Workers Union, Garment Workers Industrial Union (Natal), Garment Workers Union of the Cape Peninsula, Tailoring Workers Industrial Union and Textile Workers Industrial Union on the formation of the Federation. Includes minutes of a joint meeting of trade unions held in 1938 to consider unity in the garment industry. 
   
Cbd  International Federations 
Cbd1  International Textile and Garment Workers Federation (continued as International Textile, Garment and leather Workers Federation) 
Cbd1.1  General correspondence and papers 1959?1974 2 files 
  Correspondence, mainly between the Garment Workers Union and the Federation, on automation in the industry, Garment Workers Union's affiliation to the Federation, the financing of the Federation's Information and Research Department, meetings of General Council and congresses, reports on the garment industry in various countries and reports back by the South African delegation. Includes a report of the Special Conference held to consider the problems of the Common Market 1962, address by A Scheepers on fringe benefits 1966 and report on activities in the South African garment industry presented to the 1968 congress. 
Cbd1.2  Memoranda (alphabetically by subject) 1970-1973 2 files 
  Financial statements, reports of activities and resolutions of Congress, together with reports from textile workers throughout the world. Specific topics include employment of children and young people, international trade, health and the organisation of migrant workers. 
Cbd1.3  Minutes, newsletters and bulletins 1962-1974 1 file 
  Minutes of General Council 1932, Executive Committee 1962-1967, bulletins 1963-1965, TWARO (Textile Workers Asian Regional Organisation) newsletters 1967-1974 and bulletins 1967. 
Cbd1.4  Congress documentation 1964-1972 2 files 
  Agenda, addresses, reports from affiliated organisations (including Garment Workers Union) to Congress, reports on activities and reports back by the South African delegation to Garment Workers Union. Includes reports of the Congress of the International Shoe and Leather Workers Federation 1970 and of a joint congress with 
  the International Textile and Garment Workers Federation, 1970. 
Cbd2  Textile and Clothing Workers Trade Union International 
  Correspondence and papers 1952-1957 1 file 
  Correspondence with Garment Workers Unions re conferences, including the Social Insurance Conference held in 1953, charter of workers trade union rights adopted in 1954, atrocities in Iran 1955, anti-atomic weapon campaign 1955, exploitation of textile and clothing workers and international conference on working women 1956. 
Cbd3  National Union of Tailors and Garment Workers (London) 
Cbd3.1  Correspondence 1946-1947, 1966 1 file 
  Correspondence with Garment Workers Union, giving exchange of information and mutual help. 
Cbd3 2  The Garment Worker 1947-1952 (incomplete) 1 file 
Cbd4  International Ladies Garment Workers Union 1966 Jan 7 1 item 
  Report of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union regarding the fringe benefits achieved under contracts concluded with the employers. 
Cbd5  Federation of Textile Workers of France and Overseas Countries 1952-1953 1 file 
  Correspondence with Garment Workers Union re the conditions for women workers and the congress held in 1963 in Paris, at which A Scheepers delivered an address. 
Cbd6  General 1937-1977 1 file 
  Correspondence and papers 
  Correspondence with clothing unions in America, New Zealand, Australia, India and Israel re matters of mutual concern. Includes agreements made by the Joint Board of Dress and Waistmakers of Greater New York and the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, a newsletter issued by the Japanese Confederation of Labour 1967 and a joint report by A Scheepers and J Cornelius on piecework and production methods employed in the USA clothing industry, 1969. 
   
Cc  Employer-Union Co-operation in the Clothing Industry 
Cca  Industrial Councils 
Cca1  Bespoke Tailoring 
Cca1.1  General correspondence and papers 1925-1926 1 file 
  Correspondence between the Witwatersrand Tailors Association, the Transvaal Chamber of Industries Divisional Inspector of Labour and Transvaal Merchant Tailors Association, re conditions in the bespoke tailoring industry, the formation of the Transvaal Merchant Tailors Association, the constitution, finances and meetings of the Industrial Council for the Bespoke Tailoring Industry, agreement and wages. 
Cca1.2  Correspondence and papers (alphabetically by subject) 1926-1949 3 files 
  Correspondence between the Witwatersrand Tailors Association, Garment Workers Union, the Industrial Council for the Bespoke Tailoring Industry, Bespoke Tailoring Employers Association and the Department of Labour re conditions in the industry, agreements, constitution, registration and meetings of the Industrial Council, definition of bespoke tailoring and disputes. 
Cca1.3  Agreement 1952 1 file 
  Legal opinion and judgement Transvaal Clothing Manufacturers Associations and Industrial Council for the Clothing Industry v Bespoke Tailoring Association, Tailoring Workers Industrial Union and Industrial Council for the Bespoke Tailoring Industry. 
Cca2  Industrial Council for the Clothing Industry 
Cca2.1  Transvaal 
Cca2.1.1  Correspondence and papers (alphabetically by subject) 1929-1973 7 files 
  Correspondence, mainly between the Garment Workers Union, the Industrial Council, the Department of Labour and the Transvaal Clothing Manufacturers Association, re agreement in the clothing industry, apprenticeship, definitions, exemptions, medical aid, Provident Fund and wage determinations. 
Cca2.1.2  Secretary's reports 1938-1947 (Missing 1944) 1 file 
Cca2.1.3  Constitution 1933-1955 
  Constitution 1933 and 1950 and draft amendments 1955. 
Cca2.1.4  Outwork 
  Correspondence and papers 1926-1927, 1956-1971 2 files 
  Correspondence between Garment Workers Union, the Council, Department of Labour and Transvaal Clothing Manufacturers Association, re the prohibitions of outwork in factories. 
  Includes a list of persons and names employing outworkers, extracts from the Industrial Council Act 1956 re outwork, report on outwork 1962, rates of pay 1965. 
Cca2.1.5  Agreement 
  Correspondence and papers 1926-1974 12 files 
  Correspondence between Garment Workers Union, the Council, Department of Labour and Transvaal Clothing Manufacturers Association, together with copies of the main agreement and the Provident Fund and Outwork agreements. Also definitions of the clothing industry, wage determinations, suggested amendments to the Agreement and items on the non-observance of it. 
Cca2.1.6  General 
  Correspondence and papers 1926-1974 2 files 
  Correspondence between the Garment Workers Union, Industrial Council and Department of Labour re meetings, secretaryship and delegates to the Council, definition of clothing industry, disparity in wages and exemptions. Includes a directory of clothing factories in the Transvaal 1944, arbitrators award 1948, statistics of workers, legal opinion on dismissal without notice 1972 and proposed induction pamphlet for beginners 1974. 
Cca2.2  Witwatersrand and Pretoria 
  Correspondence and papers (alphabetically by subject) 1926-1940 2 files 
  Correspondence between the Council, Garment Workers Union, Department of Labour and the Witwatersrand Clothing Industry Medical Aid Society re African labour, the agreement, back pay, conditions of work, Council finance, meetings and delegates, deputation to the Minister of Mines and Industries 1930, disputes, exemptions, investigation of factories, membership of the Bespoke Tailoring Employers Association and medical aid fund. 
Cca2.3  Orange Free State and Northern Cape 
Cca2.3.1  Correspondence and papers (alphabetically by subject) i%6-1976 3 files 
  Correspondence between the Council, Garment Workers Union and the Orange Free State and Northern Cape Clothing Manufacturers Association re the agreement, conditions in the industry and the Slack Pay Fund. 
Cca2.3.2  Constitution 1964-1973 1 file 
  Constitution 1964 and extract from 1973. 
Cca2.3.3  Orange Free State and Northern Cape Clothing Manufacturers Association 1960-1971 1 file 
  Minutes of meetings between Garment Workers Union and the Association 1960-1966, report of the auditors to members of the Association 1971. 
Cca2.3.4  Finance 1965-1976 3 files 
  Accounts and balance sheets of the Council, the Slack Pay Fund, Provident Fund and Medical Benefit Society. 
Cca2.3.5  Provident Fund 1969-1973 1 file 
  Rules of the Orange Free State and Northern Cape Provident Fund 1969, draft provisions for the Provident Fund for the Kimberley Area 1972, rules for the Provident Fund of Garment Workers, Kroonstad 1972. 
Cca2.3.6  Kimberley Garment Industry Medical Aid Society 1970-1976 1 file 
  Financial statements. 
Cca2.3.7  Agreement 1960-1975 8 files 
  Correspondence between the Council, Garment Workers Union, Department of Labour and manufacturers, government gazettes, proposed amendments and copies of the agreement. 
Cca2.3.8  General 1963-1973 4 files 
  Correspondence between the Garment Workers Union and the Council, re deduction of trade union subscriptions, registration of the Council and trade union delegates on the Council. 
Cca2.4  Eastern Province 
  Correspondence and papers (alphabetically by subject) 1937-1967 2 files 
  Correspondence between the Garment Workers Union, the Council and the Eastern Province Clothing Manufacturers Association re registration of the Council, the agreement, sick benefit schemes, job reservation and exemptions. 
Cca2.5  Cape 
  Correspondence and papers 1938-1973 1 file 
  Correspondence between the Garment Workers Union, Council, Department of Labour and Mr G Lewin, re the agreement, constitution of the Industrial Council, ineligibility of G Lewin as a shop steward and cancellation of his membership of Garment Workers Union, and the Provident Fund. 
Cca2.6  Natal 
  Correspondence and papers 1956-1974 1 file 
  Correspondence between Garment Workers Industrial Union and the Council, re competition between the Rand and coastal centres, wage statistics and negotiations between the Natal Clothing Manufacturers Association, the Hammarsdale Clothing Factory (Pty) Ltd and the Garment Workers Industrial Union (Natal). 
Cca2.7  South Africa 1930-1959 1 file 
  Agreement 1930 and amendments 1931, constitution and rules of the National Industrial Council for the Clothing Manufacturing Industry of the Union of South Africa 1953, memorandum submitted by Garment Workers Union to the Industrial Tribunal investigating the clothing industry 1957, representations by the Garment Workers Union to the Industrial Tribunal 1959. 
Cca3  Industrial Council for the Knitting Industry 
  Correspondence and papers (alphabetically by subject) 1964-1973 4 files 
  Correspondence between the Garment Workers Union, the Council, Transvaal Knitters Association, Knitted Fabric 'Junkers Union and individual firms, re the agreement, meetings and finance of the Industrial Council, the Slack Pay and Provident lands, Medical Aid Society and wages. 
Cca4  Industrial Council for the Millinery Industry 
Cca4.1  Correspondence and papers (alphabetically by subject) 1939-1958 2 files 
  Correspondence between the Garment Workers Union, Council, Transvaal Headwear Manufacturers Association and individual firms re the constitution and finance of the Council, amendments to the agreement, Medical Benefit Society, Slack Pay and Provident Funds. 
  Includes minutes of meetings of Millinery No 1 branch of Garment Workers Union. 
Cca4.2  General correspondence and papers 1939-1975 3 files 
  Correspondents and subjects as in Cca4.1 
   
Ccb  Labour Disputes 
Ccb1  Adjustment of Industrial Disputes 
Ccb1.1  Disputes: conciliation 1932-1965 1 file 
  Correspondence between Garment Workers Union and the Department of Labour re Conciliation Board agreements. Includes the Garment Workers Union's reply to the submission of the Transvaal Clothing Manufacturers Association to the Board, the memorandum of agreement and reports of the arbitrator and Conciliation Board 1932 and the application for a Conciliation Board between Berkshire International and employees 19;5. 
Ccb1.2  Collective bargaining: agreements 
Ccb1.2.1  Clothing Industry 
Ccb1.2.1.1  South Africa 1960 1 item 
  Determination printed in the Government Gazette. 
Ccb1.2.1.2  Transvaal 1929-1972 29 files 
  Correspondence between the Garment Workers Union, Transvaal Clothing Manufacturers Association, Industrial Council and Department or Labour, agreement, in draft and final form and as printed in the Government Gazette, between the Garment Workers Union and the Transvaal Clothing Manufacturers Association, amendments to the agreement, wage statistics, legal opinions, 
  definition of the clothing industry, reports of joint meetings between the Garment Workers Union and Transvaal Clothing Manufacturers Association. 
Ccb1.2.1.3  Cape 1936-1967 1 file 
  Comparison of wage scales 1936, main agreement as printed in the Government Gazette 1965 and 1967, wage proposals for the Ladies Hosiery Division, Western Cape 1969, proposals to amend the Easters Province agreement 1941. 
Ccb1.2.1.4  Natal 1935-1945 1 file 
  Agreement 1935, 1945 and undated (post 1956) between the Garment Workers Industrial Union (Natal) and the Durban and District Clothing Manufacturers Association. 
Ccb1.2.1.5  Orange Free State and Northern Cape 1947-1973 1 file 
  Agreement between the State Shirt and Clothing Factory (Bloemfontein) and the Garment Workers Union (Bloemfontein Branch) 1947, agreements between Jaxly Manufacturing Co and Jaff and Co (both of Kimberley and the Garment Workers Union 1953, 1955, 1961 and 1964, Industrial Council agreement for the clothing industry Orange Free State and Northern Cape 1960 and amendments 1961, 1964 and 1965, proposals for revision of clothing industry agreement 1973. 
Ccb1.2.2  Bespoke Tailoring Industry 1927-1945 1 file 
  Notice and bulletin issued by the Witwatersrand Tailors Association on conditions in the industry 1927, Industrial Council agreements between the Bespoke Tailoring Employers Association and the Garment Workers Union 1930-1936, memoranda of agreement between the Garment Workers Union and individual merchant tailors 1933, legal opinion on the differences between the clothing and bespoke tailoring industries 1940, agreement between the Cape Western Merchant Tailors Association and the Cape Western Bespoke Tailors Union 1945. 
Ccb1.2.3  Millinery Industry 1955-19;7 1 file 
  Agreements for the Transvaal 1953 and 1957 and for the Cape 1956, agreements between the Garment Workers Union and Harritz Hat Factory 1958 and between Dorian Hats and their non-European employees 1967. 
Ccb1.2.4  Knitting Industry 1954-1963 2 files 
  Agreements between the Garment Workers Union (Knitting Branch) and Continental Spinning and Knitting Mills (Prop.) Ltd., Safnit Mills Ltd., C & S Knitwear and Createx Knitwear (Prop) Ltd., 1954, 1957 and 1958, application for registration of the Transvaal Knitters Association 1957, demarcation between the clothing and knitting industries 1957-1958, Industrial Council agreement for the Knitting Industry (Transvaal) 1963. 
Ccb1.3  Arbitration 
Ccb1.3.1  Arbitration Act 1898 1 item 
  Extracted from the Cape of Good Hope Statutes, Vol IV, 1896-1900. TS. 8p. 
Ccb1.3.2  War Measures 1942-1948 1 file 
  Extracts from Government Gazettes relating to war measures in various industries. Arranged alphabetically by the name of the industry. 
Ccb1.3.3  Arbitration 1941 1 file 
  Circulars, pamphlets, statements and resolutions by the Garment Workers Union, report of the Industrial Council deputation to the Minister of Labour, memorandum by the Industrial Council for the Clothing Industry on disabilities in the industry, Sunday Times report, 1 Jun 1941. 
Ccb1.3.4  Arbitration 1942 1 file 
  Correspondence between the Garment Workers Union, Transvaal Clothing Manufacturers Association, Department of Labour and Industrial Council, circulars, award, proceedings, comparative wage rates and agreement. 
Ccb1.3.5  Arbitration 1946-1947 6 files 
Ccb1.3.5.1  Circulars, correspondence, agreement and amendments, hours of work, statements made to the Arbitration Tribunal. 
Ccb1.3.5.2  Record of proceedings 1946. 
Ccb1.3.5.3  Case for the Garment Workers Union 1946, memorandum from the Transvaal Clothing Manufacturers Association and reply to it by the Garment Workers Union 1946. 
Ccb1.3.5.4  Award 1946 
Ccb1.3.5.5  Correspondence between the Garment Workers Union, Transvaal Clothing Manufacturers Association re the cutters dispute, including statement by Garment Workers Union, minutes of meetings of cutters, report and proceedings of arbitration sitting to consider the definition of a cutter and statements by cutters, 1946. 
Ccb1.3.5.6  Wage statistics 1946-1947 
Ccb1.3.6  Arbitration 1948 7 files 
Ccb1.3.6.1  Correspondence and papers (alphabetically by subject) 
  Correspondence between Garment Workers Union, Transvaal Clothing Manufacturers Association and the Industrial Council, appointment of a conciliation board, memoranda 
  on wages, hours of work and illness in industry, statements, statistics of industry on payability, proposals for a new agreement, questionnaires. 
Ccb1.3.6.2  Arbitration Garment Workers Unions v Transvaal Clothing Manufacturers Association - award and annexures, memorandum from the Transvaal Clothing Manufacturers Association and reply by the Garment Workers Union, notes on hours of work, wages and productivity, statements from witnesses and memoranda submitted. 
Ccb1.3.6.3  Analysis of agreements, notes on factories, statistics on clothing imported from overseas, workers' budgets, solicitors' notes, statistics to support arguments. 
Ccb1.3.6.4  Record of proceedings. 
Ccb1.3.6.5  Case presented to the Arbitration Court by the Garment Workers Union. 
Ccb1.3.6.6  1st and 2nd reports, factory statistics, memoranda. 
Ccb1.3.6.7  Arbitration Garment Workers Union v Star Shirt and Clothing Factory and Trade Steam Pressers. Dispute in the Black pressing industry, proceedings, statements and memoranda. 
Ccb1.3.7  Arbitration 1950 2 files 
Ccb1.3.7.1  Questionnaires. 
Ccb1.3.7.2  Proposals for a new agreement; correspondence, legal opinions, press statements, circulars, statements by garment workers. 
Ccb1.3.8  Arbitration 1953-1966 1 file 
Ccb1.38.1  Queen Slide Fasteners Ltd it Commissioner of Customs 1953, memorandum on the difference between assembly and manufacture. 
Ccb1.3.8.2  Explosives and Allied Industries: arbitration award, 1955 letter accompanying a copy of the award, 1951. 
Ccb1.3.8.3  Demarcation by Industrial Tribunal. Impala Knitting Mills (Pty) Ltd and Clothing Industry, Eastern Province 1964. 
Ccb1.3.8.4  Demarcation in terms of Section 76 Clothing Industry, Transvaal, re pressing firms 1965-1966 
Ccb1.4  Industrial Tribunal 
Ccb1.4.1  1957 1 file 
  Press clippings, correspondence between the Garment Workers Union, individual firms, the Department of Labour and the Industrial Council, report on the sittings of the Tribunal from 26 March to 16 April, report of the Tribunal to the Minister of Labour on reservation of work in the clothing industry. 
Ccb1.4.2  1958 1 file 
  Correspondence, judgement Garment Workers Union and Rudolph Baillie v Chairman and Members of the Industrial Tribunal and the Minister of Labour, legal papers Florence Jones v Minister of Labour and Industrial Tribunal on job reservation. 
Ccb1.4.3  1959 1 file 
  Representations by Garment Workers Union and Transvaal Clothing Manufacturers Association to the Tribunal investigating the clothing industry, correspondence. 
Ccb1.4.4  1960 1 file 
  Memorandum from the Garment Workers Union to the Tribunal. 
Ccb1.4.5  1961 1 file 
  Demarcations by the Tribunal: Transvaal Knitters Association v the Industrial Council for the Clothing Industry (Transvaal), representations: made by Harvey Richards (Prop.) Ltd re the demarcation in terms of section 76 of the Industrial Council Act 1956 as amended and statements by the employees of Harvey Richards. 
Ccb1.4.6  1966 1 file 
  Determination by the Tribunal re pressers. 
Ccb2  Economic Weapons of Employees 
Ccb2.1  Strikes See Bch 7 
Ccb3  Economic Weapons of Employers 
Ccb3.1  Lockouts 1943 1 file 
  Correspondence between Garment Workers Union, Transvaal Clothing Manufacturers Association, South African Trades and Labour Council and Western Province and District Council of Trade Unions re the clothing dispute, statements and resolutions by the Garment Workers Union, trade union songs, affidavits by workers. 
   
Ccc  Factories 
Ccc1  General correspondence 1930, 1937-1975 4 files 
  Correspondence between the Garment Workers Union, branches, shop stewards, manufacturers, Department of Labour and Industrial Council on the following: subscriptions, meetings, conditions of work, wages, overtime, absenteeism, race relations, factory output, intimidation of .workers from joining trade unions and complaints by workers. 
Ccc2  Reports on visits to factories 1955-1967 2 files 
Ccc3  Wage sheets 1967 1 file 
Ccc4  Statements by employees 1951-1954 1 file 
  Re dismissals. 
Ccc5  New and changed registrations 1955-1959 1 file 
Ccc6  Miscellaneous 1960-1961 1 file 
  Permits from the Industrial Council for overtime and lists of factories. 
Ccc7  Individual factories 
Ccc7.1  City Felt Eat Manufacturers (Pty) Ltd 1949-1975 3 files 
  Correspondence and agreements between City Felt Hat and Garment Workers Union. 
Ccc7.2  Dorian Hats (Pty) Ltd 1966-1974 1 file 
  Press clipping from the Garment Worker 7 Oct 1960, on 'More pay for Dorian Hat workers', agreement with non-European employees 1973. 
Ccc7.3  Fur Felt Hat Manufacturers (Pty) Ltd 
Ccc7.3.1  Correspondence and papers 1952-1965 1 file 
  Correspondence and agreements between Garment Workers Union and Fur Felt Hat, minutes of Special Executive Committee of Garment Workers Union, SA Clothing Workers Union and Fur Felt Hat 1953. 
Ccc7.3.2  Court case 1952-1953 1 file 
  Summons on a criminal case, Magistrates Court, Johannesburg to Fur Felt Hat employees accused of taking part in a strike and statements by employees. 
Ccc7.4  Harritz Hats Factory (Pty) Ltd 
Ccc7.4.1  Executive Committee of Men's Hat (No.1) Branch of Garment Workers Union. Minutes of meetings 1949-1954, 1962 1 file 
Ccc7.4.2  Memoranda of Agreements 1949-1975 1 file 
Ccc7.4.3  Correspondence re Agreements 1948-1975 5 files 
  Negotiations for amending the agreement between Garment Workers Union and Harritz Hats. 
Ccc7.4.4  Medical Benefit Society 1949-1975 3 files 
  Constitution, minutes of Management Committee, statements of account and correspondence between Garment Workers Union (Millinery Branch), Industrial Council and Harritz Hats. 
Ccc7.4.5  Short-time Loan Fund 1957-1960 4 files 
  Constitution, minutes of Sub-Committee of Harritz Hats Short-time Loan Fund and lists of short-tine loans. 
Ccc7.4.6  Provident Fund 1951-1975 1 file 
  Constitution, minutes of Management Committee of the Fund, balance sheets and correspondence between Garment Workers Union and Harritz Hats. 
Ccc7.4.7  General correspondence and papers 1948-1975 4 files 
Ccc7.4.8  Applications for membership and subscription lists 1950-1953 1 file 
Ccc7.5  H J Henochsburg 1956-1957 2 files 
Ccc7.5.1  Correspondence and papers 1956-1957 1 file 
  Correspondence between Garment Workers Union and government officials re the loss by Henochsburg of a railway contract for uniforms. 
Ccc7.5.2  Questionnaires 1956 1 file 
  Completed by Henochsburg employees. 
Ccc7.6  J W Jagger 1939 May 11 1 item 
  Minutes of a meeting of employees, held to consider the amalgamation of milliners with the Garment Workers Union. 
Ccc7.7  Jaxly 1964 Sep 11 1 item 
  Constitution of Jaxly Workers' Savings Club. 
Ccc7.8  Maccabee Clothing (Pty) Ltd (Potchefstroom) 1943-1945 1 file 
  Correspondence re confinement allowances 1943 and Wage Determination 1945. 
Ccc7.9  Safnit Mills 1951 Nov 14 1 item 
  Minutes of a meeting of shop stewards. 
Ccc7.10  Supreme Eat and Cap Manufacturers (Pty) Ltd 1953 1 item 
  Proposals for an agreement between Garment Workers Union and Supreme Hat and Cap Manufacturers (Pty) Ltd. 
Ccc7.11  Tiger Clothing Manufacturers Ltd 1938, 1959 1 file 
  Correspondence with Garment Workers Union re the 5-day week 1938, statistics of employees, wages and hours of work, 1959. 
Ccc7.12  Veka Werksklere Eiendoms (Bpk) 1954-1971 1 file 
  Requests for exemption from the Industrial agreement of 1954, correspondence between Garment Workers Union, Industrial Council, Minister of Labour and parliamentarians M Kentridge, L Whiteley and A Hepple re exemptions, case history of Veka 1956, press reports 1971 on Veka marketing men's wear by Hardy Amies and profit cut forecast. 
   
GARMENT WORKERS UNION - RELATION TO TRADE UNIONISM AND LABOUR ECONOMY 
Da  Federations 
Daa  Local 
Daa1  Johannesburg Trades Hall Society 1925-1934 1 file 
  Notices of meetings, balance sheets, accounts for the hire of the Hall by Garment Workers Union, correspondence between Garment Workers Union and the Society, mortgage bond and extracts from the constitution, 1931. 
   
Dab  Provincial and District 
Dab1  Cape Federation of labour Unions (from 1945 split into Western Province Local Committee of SA Trades and Labour Council and the Western Province and District Council of Trade Unions) 
Dab1.1  Correspondence and papers 1925-1945 1 file 
  Correspondence between the Capo Federation and individual Cape Unions, arranged alphabetically by the name of the union, including Amalgamated Engineering Union, Cape 
  Explosive Industrial Workers Union, Cape Millinery Workers Union, Cape Musicians Association, Food and Canning Workers Union, Glass Bevelling and Silvering Employees Union, SA Boilermakers, Ironworkers and Shipbuilders Society, SA Typographical Union and the Tramways and Omnibus Workers Union. Includes the constitution, annual reports, balance sheets, minutes of conferences and Executive Council, ballot papers, nominations for office bearers and items on the campaigns against company unions and to recognise Black workers. Other subjects are the International Labour Organisation, industrial legislation, local committees, Social Security Bill and United Workers Front, 1944. 
Dab1.2  Cape Federation of Labour Unions: official organ 1936-1944 31 items 
  Incomplete. 
Dab2  Western Province and District Council of Trade Unions 1941-1946 39 items 
  Trade Union Bulletin (incomplete). 
   
Dac  National 
Dac1  South African Association of Employees Organisations continued as South African Trades Union Congress 
Dac1.1  South African Association of Employees Organisations (SAAEO) 
  Correspondence and papers (alphabetically by subject) 1925-1926 1 file 
  Correspondence between SAAE0 and Witwatersrand Tailors Association re affiliation fees, conferences, deputation to the Minister of labour 1926 on the restoration of pre-war rates of pay, duty on imported second-band clothing, formation of a national coordinating body, International Labour Organisation, labour Day, Delagoa Bay railway strike 1926 and wages. 
Dac1.2  South African Trades Union Congress (SATUC) 
  Correspondence and papers (alphabetically by subject) 1926-1930 1 file 
  Correspondence between SA Trades Union Congress, Witwatersrand Tailors Association and Garment Workers 
  Union, re affiliation, annual report and balance sheet 1927, conferences (including report and minutes of 2nd Congress, 1926), application for registration by a trade union of different races in the same occupation 1928, apprenticeship, workmen's compensation, contravention of agreements, Cook's Tour Committee, Coordinating Council for the Cape and Transvaal unions, disputes, Factories Act, outwork in the clothing industry, International Labour Organisation, 1913 Strike Memorial, minutes of National Executive Committee meetings 1927-1929, support for the British miners 1929, South African Labour Party, Sedition Bill 1926 and wages. 
Dac2  South African Trades and Labour Council (SATLC) 
Dac2.1  Correspondence and papers (alphabetically by subject) 1930-1954 16 files 
  Correspondence, mainly between Garment Workers Union and SA Trades and Labour Council, on subjects including the following; administration of SA Trades and Labour Council, Advisory Committee to the Prime Minister, affiliations, Aliens Bill 1939, anti-fascism, apprenticeship, attack on trade unions 1944, Cape Federation of Labour Unions, conferences, coordinating bodies, constitution, cost of living, deputations to ministers, devaluation, disputes, finance, government boards, hospitalisation, housing, incentive bonus scheme, industrial legislation, International Labour 0rganisation, local committees, National Citizens Rights Committee, National Health Insurance, National Joint Committee, National Executive Committee, overseas conferences, post-war problems, rent boards, SA Federation of Trade Unions, strikes, Suppression of Communism Bill, Unemployment Insurance Act, unity, Unlawful Organisations Bill, Wage Boards, Workers Charter and World Federation of Trade Unions. 
Dac2.2  Constitution 1930-1955 1 file 
  As amended at individual conferences. 
Dac2.3  Conferences 1930-1954 16 files 
  Correspondence, circulars, agenda, minutes, annual reports and balance sheets presented to conference, resolutions and press releases relating to annual conferences and to the following special conferences: All in Trade Union Conference 1930, Anti-fascist Conference 1934, National United Front Conference 1936, Conference on Economic and Social Security 1943, Special Conferences 1943 and 1949, Inaugural meeting of trade unions 1949, Special Conference on the Industrial Legislation Commission's report 1951, All-in Conference of Trade Unions 1952, Emergency Conference 1953, Unity Conferences 1954. 
Dac2.4  Finance 1937-1952 1 file 
  Financial statements, circulars, precis of business to be submitted to Finance Committee, Finance Committee's reports and list of trust funds. 
Dac2.5  Executive 1930-1954 21 files 
  Minutes of National Executive Committee. Also minutes of Standing Committee 1936-1937 and National Joint Committee on Trade Union Unity 1937. 
Dac2.6  Reports 1936-1954 4 files 
  Reports of secretary (including monthly reports) and reports on deputations to the Minister of Labour, conferences, committees, sub-committees and of the delegation to give evidence before the Industrial Legislation Commission of Enquiry, 1949. Also circulars, Trades Council Jottings and precis of business to be submitted to committees. 
Dac2.7  Local Committees 
Dac2.7.1  Cape Districts Committee 
  Correspondence and papers (alphabetically by subject) 1930-1952 1 file 
  Correspondents are the Garment Workers Union, the Cape committee and the Cape Federation of Labour Unions. Subjects include affiliation, by-laws, constitution, cooperation between unions in the Cape, disputes, reports on visits to Cape Town by the Secretary of SA Trades and Labour Council and on conferences. 
Dac2.7.2  Durban and District Local Committee 1949-1952 1 file 
  Correspondence between Garment Workers Union, Durban Local Committee and SA Trades and Labour Council, on the dismissal of Indian workers 1950, and the Natal Provincial Hospitals Enquiry Commission. 
Dac2.7.3  Eastern Province Trades Council 1937-1942 1 file 
  Correspondence and papers 
  Correspondence between Garment Workers Union (Port Elizabeth branch), SA Trades and Labour Council, the 
  Eastern Province Trades Council and the Port Elizabeth Tramway and Bus Workers Union, on the trade union organising campaign 1937, Port Elizabeth clothing dispute 1937, assistance for the Council 1941, and a report of the Advisory Committee to Non-European Trade Unions 1941. 
Dac2.7.4  Johannesburg Local Committee 
  Correspondence and papers (alphabetically by subject) 1942-1945 1 file 
  Correspondence between Garment Workers Union and Johannesburg Local Committee on finance, medical aid for Russia, relationship between Garment Workers Union and the Local Committee. Includes minutes of meetings 1942, evidence submitted by E S Sachs on behalf of the Local Committee to the Judicial Commission of Enquiry (Pretoria) re the Pretoria Municipal Compound Native Riot on 4 January 1943, and secretary's report 194k. 
Dac2.7.5  Port Elizabeth and District Local Committee 
  Correspondence and papers 1936-1954 1 file 
  Correspondence between Garment Workers Union, the Committee and SA Trades and Labour Council, on an organising campaign 1936, mass meeting of all in the commercial distributive trade 1936, laundry strike 1948, report by T. C Scheepers on a visit to Port Elizabeth in 1949, and unity 1954. 
Dac2.7.6  Pretoria Trades Hall Committee (later the Pretoria Local Committee) 1937-1948 1 file 
  Papers re the formation and reconstitution of the Local Committee. 
Dac2.7.7  Southern Transvaal Local Committee 
  Correspondence and papers (alphabetically by subject) 1947-1954 1 file 
  Correspondence between Garment Workers Union, the Committee and SA Trades and Labour Council on by-laws, finance, cost of living, co-operatives, fascist attack on the Garment Workers Union 1948 and finance. Includes minutes of meetings 1947-1954. 
Dac2.7.8  Western Province Local Committee 
  Correspondence and papers (alphabetically by subject) 1937-1954 1 file 
  Correspondence between the Committee and SA Trades and Labour Council, re the Seamen's dispute 1952, including legal opinion and letter from S Kentridge to E S Sachs. 
Dac2.7.9  Witwatersrand & Vereeniging Local Committee (from 1947 known as Southern Transvaal Local Committee) 
  Correspondence and papers (alphabetically by subject) 1939-1946 1 file 
  Correspondence between Garment Workers Union and the Local Committee, re affiliation, constitution, formation of the committee. Includes minutes 1945-1946. 
Dac2.7.10  Witwatersrand Trades and Labour Committee 
  Correspondence and papers (alphabetically by subject) 1931-1932 1 file 
  Correspondence between Garment Workers Union, the Committee and SA Trades and Labour Council, on the constitution, meetings and attack on the wages and conditions of workers in the Witwatersrand clothing industry, 1931. 
Dac2.8  Special Topics 
Dac2.8.1  Individual unions 1931-1954 2 files 
  Correspondence, mainly between individual unions, Garment Workers Union and SA Trades and Labour Council, arranged alphabetically under the name of the following unions: Amalgamated Engineering Union, Building Workers Industrial Union, Brewery Employees Union, Diamond Workers Union, Fishermen's Union, Food and Canning Workers Union, Furniture Workers Union, Howick Rubber Workers Industrial Union, Johannesburg Municipal Transport Workers Union, Johannesburg Municipal Workers Union, laundry Workers Union, Liquor and Catering Trades Employees Union, Mine Workers Union, Natal Liquor and Catering European Employees Union,  
  Natal Sugar Industry Employees Union, National Union of Distributive Workers, National Union of Cigarette and Tobacco Workers, Port Elizabeth Tramway and Bus Workers Union, Retail Meat Trade Employees Union, SA Association of Municipal Employees, SA Boilermakers Society, SA Railways and Harbours Non-European Workers Union, Sweet Workers Union, Textile Workers Industrial Union, Tobacco Workers Union, Tramway and Omnibus Workers Union (Cape), Witwatersrand Liquor and Catering Trade Employees Union. 
Dac2.8.2  African trade unions 
  Correspondence and papers (alphabetically by subject) 1938-1953 1 file 
  Correspondence between Garment Workers Union, SA Trades and Labour Council and African unions, on industrial legislation, relationship between SA Trades and Labour Council and African unions, the recognition of African unions and native juvenile unemployment. 
Dac2.8.3  Industrial Legislation 1924-1954 1 file 
  Correspondence between Garment Workers Union, SA Trades and Labour Council, Witwatersrand Tailors Association and M Kentridge on the Industrial Conciliation Act, Factories Act, Industrial Legislation Commission of Enquiry, Native Labour (Settlement of Disputes) Bill and Unemployment Benefit Bill. 
Dac2.9  Publications 
Dac2.9.1  Periodicals 
  Ambag: official journal of the South African Trades and Labour Council. Aug 1946, Jan and Mar 1947, Aug 1948.3 items 
  Land Worker: 7.23 No.273, Feb 1942. Contains account by W Holmes of his South African tour. 1 item 
  Trades and Labour Journal: Aug,Oct-Nov 1933, Jan, Apr, Jun, Aug, Nov 1934, Jan-Feb 1935 10 items 
Dac2.9.2  Pamphlets 
  The Workers Charter, 1944 Nov 28 
  Report to the sponsors of a private commission of enquiry appointed by the South African Trades and Labour Council and the Civil Rights League, 1952. 
Dac3  Trade Union Council of South Africa (TUCSA) 
Dac3.1  Correspondence and papers (alphabetically by subject) 1954-1975 13 files 
  Correspondence mainly between Garment Workers Union and the Council, on affiliations, cost of living, conferences, constitution, industrial legislation, finance, 
  publications, International Labour Organisation, African trade unions and history of trade union movement. 
  Includes minutes of meetings and circulars. 
Dac3.2  Correspondence and papers (chronological) 1955-1974 5 files 
  Subjects and correspondents as in Dac3.1. 
Dac3.3  Constitution 1954-1971 1 file 
  Draft constitution and amendments as made at various conferences. 
Dac3.4  Conferences 1955-1974 22 files 
  Agenda, presidential addresses, circulars, reports of proceedings, resolutions, correspondence, press clippings, ballot papers, balance sheets and reports of committees. Some files are arranged alphabetically by subject. 
Dac3.5  Finance 1955-1972 5 files 
  Financial statements and balance sheets. 
Dac3.6  Committees 1954-1974 L2 files 
Dac3.6.1  National Executive Committee 1954-1974 12 files 
  Minutes, notices, resolutions and reports to National Executive Committee. 
Dac3.6.2  National Management Committee 1955-1964 4 files 
  Minutes. 
Dac3.6.3  0fficers Committee 1956-1974 15 files 
  Minutes, reports, notices, correspondence and press clippings. 
Dac3.6.4  Ways and Means Committee 1968-1974 1 file 
  Correspondence, notices, reports and recommendations re the financial structure of the Council. 
Dac3.6.5  Education Committee 1966-1976 3 files 
  Minutes, reports and memoranda re courses and leadership training. 
Dac3.6.6  Committee for Unorganised Workers (Previously African Affairs Committee) 1967-1968 1 file 
  Minutes, reports, F'S notes and statistical analysis of labour. 
Dac3.6.7  Policy Committee 1969 1 file 
  Notices, minutes and reports. 
Dac3.6.8  African Affairs Committee (continued as the Committee for Unorganised Workers) 1956-1967 1 file 
  Minutes, correspondence, reports to and by the Committee, including reports of the Administrative Assistant (African Affairs). 
Dac3.6.9  Industrial Welfare Committee 1966 1 file 
  Agenda, MS notes, notices. 
Dac3.6.10  Publicity Committee 1967 1 file 
  Minutes, notices, agenda. 
Dac3.6.11  Housing Committee 1966-1968 1 file 
  Minutes, agenda, MS notes, memoranda and papers issued by the SA Property Owners Association and the Economic Advisory Council. 
Dac3.6.12  Economic Affairs Sub-Committee 1968-1969 1 file 
  Reports and statistics. 
Dac3.7  Area Divisions 
Dac3.7.1  Border 1967-1974 1 file 
  Reports and MS notes. 
Dac3.7.2  Eastern Province 1961-1972 1 file 
  Circulars and reports. 
Dac3.7.3  Natal 1955-1974 1 file 
  Circulars, minutes, Trust Fund rules and reports. 
Dac3.7.4  Transvaal 1955-1975 20 files 
  Minutes, circulars, by-laws, reports and financial statements. 
Dac3.7.5  Western Province 1955-1966 1 file 
  Circulars, minutes, reports and financial statements. 
Dac3.8  Circulars 1955-1974 19 files 
Dac3.8.1  Alphabetically by subject 1959-1960, 1966-1970 3 files 
Dac3.8.2  Chronological 1955-1974 16 files 
  Memoranda and financial statements are sometimes attached to circulars. 
Dac3.9  Memoranda and Addresses 
Dac3.9.1  Labour research in South Africa: memorandum. By L Douwes Dekker. 1967 Jun 1. 37p. 
Dac3.9.2  Address: by T P Murray, President of Trade Union Council of South Africa to the student body at the University of the Witwatersrand, entitled 'The worker and automation in a multi-racial society'. 19E7 Jun 13. 14p. 
Dac3.9.3  Some comparative personal impressions of the differences which exist between the American and South African ways of life, with particular reference to the role of trade unions. An address by J A Grobbelaar to the U.S. Consulate Information Service, Johannesburg. 1967 Nov 21. 15p. 
Dac3.9.4  Submissions to the Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council from L C N Scheepers and T P Murray. 1969 May. 1ip. 
Dac3.9.5  Anxiety among urbanised Africans. By Dr Boris Serebro 1969 Aug. 9p. 
Dac3.9.6  The impact of the sales tax on worker income and wage demands by R L Kraft. 1969 Oct 18. 16p. 
Dac3.9.7  The nation's health: a memorandum by Dr B Serebro. 1969 Nov 26. 2p. 
Dac3.9.8  Memorandum for submission to the Minister of Finance from the SA National Consumers Council. 1969 Dec 8. 3p. 
Dac3.9.9  Memorandum to the Commission of Enquiry into the regulation of monopolistic conditions from Trade Union Council of South Africa. 1969 Nov. 5p. 
Dac3.9.10  The trade union movement in South Africa, its past, present and future direction. By J A Grobbelaar: an address to the student body of the University of the Witwatersrand. 1970 Apr 14. 11p. 
Dac3.9.11  The better utilisation of manpower, summary of recommendations made by Trade Union Council of South Africa to the Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council. 1970 Sep 10. 5p. 
Dac3.9.12  Effective utilisation of labour. By T P Murray to the National Development and Management Foundation. 1970 Oct 13-14. 6p. 
Dac3.10  Industrial Legislation 1954-1965 1 file 
  Memoranda, including proposed amendments to the Apprenticeship Act 1944, General Law Amendment Act (Sabotage Act) 1962, the Industrial Conciliation Act 1956, Insolvency Act 1936, Unemployment Insurance Act 1946, Wage Act 1937 and Workmen's Compensation Act 1941. 
Dac3.11  Publications 
Dac3.11.1  Periodicals 1955-1970 1 file (5L items) 
  Newsletter Nos 2, 20-44, 47-61, 1962, 1964-1968 36 items, News Bulletin (issued by Natal Area Division) Nos 5 and 19 1955, 1957 2 items, TUCSA Trade Union Leader Information Service Job and Income Security Nos 1-15, 1970 15 items, UNITAS v.2 No 10, Nov 1958. Article by D M Hartwell 'See what we mean: the work of the TUC' 1 item. 
Dac3.11.2  Pamphlets 1965-1971 1 file (5 items) 
  The evolution of Trade Union Council of South Africa 1965, The workingman's guide to inflation by R L Kraft 1967, Topical talks: trade unionism and the economic future of South Africa by J A Grobbelaar 1968, The challenge to South African labour by L C N Scheepers, J A Grobbelaar, E A Deane, R L Kraft 1970, International Labour Organisation 54th session, 6th Special Report of the Director-General on the application of the Declaration concerning the policy of 'apartheid' in South Africa 1970, Trade Union Council of South Africa unions go for controlled change by L C M Scheepers 1971. 
Dac3.12  Press clippings 1957-1975 2 files 
  0n the relations between the Garment Workers Union and South African Congress of Trade Unions 1957, the attack on Trade Union Council of South Africa's policy towards the African unions 1967, job reservation, women and tax and several items relating to A Scheepers, including her parliamentary activities. 
Dac4  National co-operation 
Dac4.1  Trade Union Council of Action 
  Correspondence and papers (alphabetically by subject) 1940 1 file 
  Correspondence between Garment Workers Union, the Council, South African Trades and Labour Council and individual unions re the trade union campaign. Includes minutes of meetings. The Trade Union Council of Action consisted of representatives of a number of trade unions whose members had been adversely affected by the policy of the Wage Board. 
Dac4.2  Trades Union Propaganda and Organising Committee 
  Correspondence and papers (alphabetically by subject) 1941-1945 2 files 
  Correspondence between the Committee, South African Trades and Labour Council and individual unions re the work of the Committee, formed to carry trade union propaganda to the workers, to organise the non-organised workers and to build up an independent trade union movement in South Africa. The aim was not to usurp the function of the South African Trades and Labour Council. 
Dac4.3  Trade Union Unity Committee 
  Memoranda (alphabetically by subject) 1945 1 file 
  Re the constitution and finances of the Committee, unity conferences, the Industrial Conciliation Act and the establishment of the SA Council of Trade Union Federations. Includes minutes of meetings. 
   
Dad  International 
Dad1  International Labour Organisation (ILO) 
  Correspondence and papers 1936-1973 7 files 
  Correspondence, mainly between Garment Workers Union and International Labour Organisation, relating to International Labour Organisation conferences and including such items as agenda, resolutions and reports. Specific items are: Declaration of Philadelphia adopted at the 1944 conference, re the aims and purposes of the International Labour Organisation, the 1946 files kept by E S Sachs while overseas as South African delegate to the 29th International Labour Conference, containing correspondence, press clippings, articles written by him and published in overseas newspapers, minutes of the South African delegation, memorandum on 'Minimum standards of social policy in dependent territories' prepared by E S Sachs for the s conference and the reply of E S Sachs to the report of A J Downes, workers adviser, speech by L Mvubelo to the International Labour Organisation session on apartheid 1973. 
Dad2  Labour Research Department 1942-1966 1 file 
  Constitution, newsletters including the LRD Fact Service, and ballot papers. 
Dad3  Union of Democratic Control 1952-1963 1 file 
  Notices, reports, conference papers, newsletters and correspondence with Garment Workers Union. 
Dad4.  General 
  Correspondence and papers 1938-1976 4 files 
  Correspondence between Garment Workers Union and the British Council for German Democracy, Federation Nationale des Travailleurs de l'Habillement et de In Chapellerie, Independent Labour Party, International Confederation of Free Trade Unions, International Transport Workers Federations, Trade Union Council (Great Britain), World Federation of Democratic Youth and the World Federation of Trade Unions, re labour relations throughout the world. 
  Specific topics include: report of D M Hartwell to the USSR celebrations 1938, biographies of W Lawther (President Mine Workers Federation of Great Britain), Jack Tanner (President Amalgamated Engineering Union, Great Britain) and H V Tewson (General Secretary Trade Union Council) .1946, help for families of German garment workers persecuted by the Nazis 1947, strike by the Northern Rhodesia Mine Workers Union 1948, Commonwealth Trade Union Conference 1951, visit of F Barton, National Chairman of Independent Labour Party to South Africa, struggle of the South African trade unions against oppression 1952, report by A Scheepers on the Textile Workers Conference Paris,  
  Women's International Democratic Federation Conference Copenhagen, and the British Commonwealth Trade Union Conference, Geneva 1953, attempts to free imprisoned trade unionists throughout the world 1959, HRH the Duke of Edinburgh's 2nd Commonwealth Study Conference 1962, apartheid in South Africa 1966, problems of the fur and leather workers in the USA 1972, report by F Mandy to the International Institute for Development, Co-operation and Labour Studies, Israel 1976. 
   
Db  Individual Unions 
Dba  South Africa 
Dba1-62  Correspondence with Garment Workers Union and papers (alphabetically by the name of the Union) 
Dba1  African Broom & Brush Employees (later Workers) Union (Transvaal) 1938?1966 1 file 
  Re financial assistance and hiring of office. 
Dba2  African Food and Canning Workers Union 1959 1 file 
  Re canning workers not being found guilty of illegal strike. 
Dba3  African General Workers Union 1950 1 item 
  Appeal for financial assistance. 
Dba4  African Textile Workers Union 1938 1 item 
  Report on a "lock out" of 14 African workers. 
Dba5  African Tobacco Workers Union 1964 1 item 
  Acknowledgment of cheque by A Scheepers. 
Dba6  Amalgamated Engineering Union 1948-1964 1 file 
  Re donations to Garment Workers Union and general exchange of information. 
Dba7  Amalgamated Society of Woodworkers 1954-1957 1 file 
  Monthly report August 1954, minutes of joint meeting with other unions 1957. 
Dba8  Amalgamated Union of Building Trade Workers of South Africa 1952-1958 1 file 
  Re conference of Garment Workers Union 1952 and Industrial Tribunal 1958. 
Dba9  Bag Workers Union 1955 1 file 
  Support by Garment Workers Union for the dispute at Boston Bag Co. 
Dba10  Baking Employees Association n.d. 1 item 
  Appeal to trade unionists for support. 
Dba11  Building Workers Industrial Union 1922-1950 2 files 
  Re lock-out on the Reef 1922, report on the shorter working week 1932, the Building Workers strike 1947 and the Native Building Workers Bill 1950, Includes copy of The Building Worker v.5 No 32, mar/Apr 1945. 
Dba12  Chemical Workers Union 1937-1942 
  Re Wage Board investigation 1937 and report on organisation 1942. 
Dba13  Commercial Employees Union 1935 1 item 
  Notice of a mass meeting on the Shop Hours Amendment Ordinance. 
Dba14  Coloured, Malay and Asiatic Building Workers Union 
Dba14.1  Constitution 1963 April 1 item 
Dba14.2  Membership 1960-1969 5 files 
  Lists of members and completed membership forms. 
Dba14.3  Finance 1971 1 file 
  Reports and accounts. 
Dba14.4  Correspondence with municipalities 1959-1962 1 file 
Dba14.5  Correspondence and papers (alphabetically by subject) 1959-1970 2 files 
  Correspondents are B Flusk, Secretary of the Union (who kept the files), government departments, Western Province Building Workers Union, other unions, International Labour Organisation and International Confederation of Free Trade Unions and subjects are job reservation, housing and the administration of the Union. 
Dba14.6  Meetings 1959-1969 1 file 
  Notices and minutes. 
Dba14.7  Governmental 1961-1969 1 file 
  Memorandum to the Minister of Labour on the position of the Coloured building workers in the Transvaal and OFS, memorandum to the Industrial Tribunal 1961, statistics of trade unions, exemptions from rendering income tax returns and statements in terms of the Industrial Conciliation Act. 
Dba14.8  Correspondence with Garment Workers Union 1960-1966 1 file 
  Acknowledgment of help given by Garment Workers Union. 
Dba15  Durban Indian Municipal Employees Society (DIMES) 1948-1951 1 file 
  Re Hathorn judgement 1948 and dismissal of Indian workers by Durban municipality 1950-1951. 
Dba16  Engineering Industrial Workers Union 1965 1 item 
  Statement on trade union unity. 
Dba17  Food and Canning Workers Union 1942-1964 1 file 
  Wages and conditions in the industry 1942, strike 1945 Judgement in Cape Province Supreme Court Rex v R Lan, Wage Board recommendations 1958-1959, banishment of Elizabeth Mafeking, President of African Food and Canning Workers Union 1959, dispute at Port Elizabeth 1960. 
Dba18  Furniture Workers Industrial Union 1930-1962 1 file 
  Disputes 1930, 1934 and 1961. 
Dba19  Glass Workers Union 1942-1966 1 file 
  Proposals for an agreement and appointment of a Conciliation Board 1942, history of the glass bevelling and silvering industry 1928-1943, new agreement 1966. 
Dba20  Industrial and Commercial Workers Union 1927 1 file 
  Reaction to the Sedition Bill. 
Dba21  Johannesburg Municipal Transport Workers Union 1934-1962 1 file 
  Frank Hicks Memorial 1934, non-observance of the constitution 1952, co-operation between Garment Workers Union and this Union. Includes copy of The Citizen v.3 No.2, 2 0ctober 1958. 
Dba22  Launderers, Cleaners and Dyers Union n.d. 1 item 
  Appeal for the use of van men who are trade unionists and for certain laundries only to be used. 
Dba23  Milling Workers Union 1944 1 file 
  Strike in the milling industry. 
Dba24  Mine Workers Union (previously SA Mine Workers Union) 1930-1952 2 files 
  Letter to Garment Workers Union asking help for van den Berg's election campaign in Krugersdorp 1934, telegram announcing the shooting of C Harris 1939, Findings and Recommendations of the Mine Workers Union Commission 19d1, strike 1947, Supreme Court action Mine Workers Union v Johannes Hendrikus de Beer 1948, report or the Mine Workers Union Commission of Enquiry 1951, Viljoen v Mine Workers Union 1952. 
Dba25  Mineral Water Employees Union 1929 1 file 
  List of employees and formation of the Union. 
Dba26  Motor Industry Employees Union of South Africa 1948-1966 1 file 
  Trade union organisation in the OPS, Union v Minister of Labour and Blanke Motorwerkersvereniging 1963. 
Dba27  National Baking Industrial Union 1951?1952 1 file 
  Minutes of meeting of trade unions in baking and confectionery trade 1951, agenda for 9th Conference 1952. 
Dba28  National Union of Cigarette and Tobacco Workers 
Dba28.1  Constitution n.d. 1 item 
Dba28.2  Correspondence 1950-1967 1 file 
  Mainly re new wage agreement. 
Dba28.3  Correspondence and papers (alphabetically by subject) 
  Re the agreement and amendments to it and the constitution. Specific topics include report on a visit to Oudtshoorn by A Scheepers 1966, retrenched workers 1967 and the resignation of A Scheepers from the presidency 1968. Includes minutes of meetings of the Conciliation Board 1964 and of joint meetings between the Union and the Tobacco Employees Association. 
Dba29  National Union of Commercial Travellers 1945?1967 1 file 
  Variation of interests 1946, agenda for AGM 1953, negotiations for a new agreement 1955-1956 and 1962, memoranda submitted by the Union to the Wage Board 1967. 
Dba30  National Union of Distributive Workers 1937?1967 2 files 
  Re membership campaigns, annual conferences, shop hours, unemployment insurance, memorandum to arbitrators by African Commercial and Distributors Union 1948, Katie Kagan Memorial Fund 1962, variation of scope 1964, assistance to the African Commercial Travellers Union 1964, wages 1965 and 1967. 
Dba31  National Union of Laundering, Cleaning and Dyeing Workers 1951-1952 1 file 
  Arbitration (Johannesburg branch) 1951 and strike (Pretoria branch) 1952. 
Dba32  National Union of Leather Workers 1952-1965 1 film 
  Noticed a special general meeting of Port Elizabeth branch re deadlock at industrial council meeting of footwear and general goods section 1952, condolences on death of Brother Frank Gallant 1963. 
Dba33  Office Workers Union 1961-1963 1 file 
  Notices and minutes of meetings. 
Dba34  Port Elizabeth Tramway and Bus Workers Union 1938-1949 1 file 
  Re the proposed agreement between the Cape Federation and South African Trades and Labour Council 1938, constitution of the Port Elizabeth Tramway Employees Sick Fund 1949. 
Dba35  Radio, Television and Allied Workers Union (previously Radio and Allied Workers Union) 1954-1969 3 files 
Dba35.1  Correspondence and papers (alphabetically by subject) 1954-1967 1 file 
  Correspondence between the Union, employers and the Department of Labour, financial statistics, minutes of meetings of the Union and affidavits on victimisation and dismissals. 
Dba35.2  Membership forms 1968-1969 2 files 
Dba36  SA Association of Municipal Employees 1923-1924 1 file 
  Correspondence with the Witwatersrand Tailors Association re the Industrial Council Act 1923. 
Dba37  8A Boilermakers, Iron and Steel Workers and Ship Builders Society 1955-1966 1 file 
  Opening address by T C Rutherford to Conference 1955, refusal of A Scheepers to attend banquet 1966. 
Dba38  SA Boot and Shoeworkers Union 1919 1 item 
  Letter to Witwatersrand Tailors Association, asking financial help for their strike. ALS. 1p. 
Dba39  SA Canvas and Rope Workers Union 1929-1953 1 file 
  Re wages, agreement and Wage Board enquiry. 
Dba40  SA Cinematograph Projectionists Union 1962 1 file 
  Re the formation of a Non-European Cinema Workers Union. 
Dba41  SA Council of Transport Workers 1948-1968 1 file 
  Re Garment Workers Union attending conferences as a fraternal delegate, the Transport Workers reply to the Rand Daily Mail 1951 accusing the newspaper of being anti-labour, wage rates 1952. 
Dba42  SA Diamond Workers Union 1964 1 file 
  Correspondence between the Union, Garment Workers Union and Trade Union Council of South Africa re the Diamond Workers strike. 
Dba43  SA Electrical Workers Association 1965-1966 1 file 
  The recruitment of women in industry 1965, a Charter for the female worker 1966. 
Dba44  SA Engine Drivers and Firemen's Association 1946-1952 1 file 
  Constitution, minutes of executive committee meetings, correspondence between the Union and Department of Labour, copies of The Indicator Dec 1950 and April 1952. 
Dba45  SA Federation of Leather Trade Unions 1961-1968 1 file 
  Re the Garment Workers Union sending a fraternal delegate to conferences. 
Dba46  SA Hairdressers Employees Industrial Union 1951-1964 1 file 
  Thanks to the Garment Workers Union for a loan 1951 and invitation to the Garment Workers Union to send a fraternal delegate to conference 1964. 
Dba47  SA Railway and Harbour Workers Union 1938 1 file 
  Re the conditions of work of the non-European railway and harbour workers. 
Dba48  SA Typographical Union 1921-1961 1 file 
  Correspondence with the Amalgamated Building Trade Unions, the Witwatersrand Tailors Association and Garment Workors Union re a loan to the South African Industrial Federation for the Building Trades strike fund 1921, Apprenticeship Act 1922, a repudiation by the Union of the unfair and incorrect statement made by the Board of Trade and Industries in its report on the printing industry 1956. 
Dba49  SA Unemployed Workers Union 1931 1 item 
  Request to Garment Workers Union for donation towards the cost of sending 4 delegates to conference in Durban. 
Dba50  Sweet Workers Union 
Dba50.1  Correspondence and papers (alphabetically by subject) 1937-1968 8 files 
Dba50.1.1  Head Office 1938-1968 5 files 
  Correspondence between the Union, branches of the Union, Garment Workers Union and the Industrial Registrar, on the constitution, membership and finance of the Sweet Workers Union, agreements, strikes and wages. Includes minutes of executive committee meetings. These files were kept by H Cornelius, National Secretary of the Sweet Workers Union. 
Dba50.1.2  Johannesburg Branch 1937-1965 3 files 
  Subjects and correspondents as in 50.1.1, with the addition of sweet manufacturers. Includes minutes of general and executive committee meetings. These files wore kept by H Cornelius, National Secretary of the Sweet Workers Union. 
Dba50.2  Minutes 1958-1966 3 files & 1 vol 
Dba50.2.1  Head Office 1961-1966 1 file 
  Minutes of the National Management Committee, National Executive Committee and Interim Committee. 
Dba50.2.2  Johannesburg Branch 1958-1966 2 files & 1 vol 
  Bound volume 1958-1962 of minutes of AGM and Executive Committee, loose items 1962-1966. 
Dba50.3  Finances 1960-1969 4 files 
Dba50.3.1  Head 0ffice 1965-1969 1 file 
  Bank statements, affiliation payments to Trade Union Council of South Africa and correspondence. 
Dba50.3.2  Johannesburg Branch 1960-1966 3 files 
  Monthly financial statements, receipts, bank statements, correspondence, factory returns and stop orders for union subscriptions. 
Dba50.4  Industrial Council for the Sweetmaking Industry 1953-1969 3 files 
Dba50.4.1  General correspondence and papers 1960-1966 1 file 
  Notices, financial statements, memoranda and correspondence between the Industrial Council and the Union relating to the agreement and the Provident Fund. 
Dba50.4.2  Correspondence and papers (alphabetically by subject) 1961-1949 2 files 
  Subjects and correspondents as in 50.4.1. 
Dba50.5  Relations with Trade Union Council of South Africa 1958-1967 2 files 
Dba50.5.1  General correspondence and papers 1939-1962 1 file 
  Correspondence between the Union, branches of the Union, South African Trades and Labour Council and Trade Union Council of South Africa, returns of membership and invoices for affiliation fees. 
Dba50.5.2  Papers (alphabetically by subject) 1963-1967 2 files 
  Circulars issued by Trade Union Council of South Africa and Trade Union Council of South Africa conference documents. 
Dba50.6  Christmas Cards 1965 1 file 
  Cards from other unions. 
Dba50.7  International Union of Food and Allied Workers Associations (IUF) 1965-1969 1 file 
  Correspondence and papers (alphabetically by subject) 
  Correspondence between the International Union of Food, Sweet Workers Union and the Consultative Council of Sweet Workers Unions. Includes reports of conferences, news bulletins and press releases. 
Dba50.8  African Sweet Workers Union 
Dba50.8.1  Constitution n.d. 1 item 
Dba50.8.2  Minutes 1945-1956, 1960 3 files 
  Minutes of Executive Committee and AGM. 
Dba50.8.3  Correspondence and papers 1941-1968 4 files 
  Correspondence with manufacturers, individual workers, the Department of Labour and Office of the Prime Minister re disputes, non-payment of dues, the Black man's participation in the war effort and Black trade unions. 
Dba50.8.4  Cash receipt book 1955-1961 1 vol 
Dba50.8.5  Applications for membership 1941-1964 6 files 
Dba51  Textile Workers Industrial Union 
Dba51.1  Constitution 1935-1971 1 file 
  Constitution and amendments. 
Dba51.2  Minutes 
  National Executive Committee 1965-1972 1 file (Incomplete) 
  AGM, Textile Workers Union, East London 1937 Jun 15 1 item 
Dba51.3  Reports 1965-1969 
  Submitted by branches and General Secretary. 
Dba51.4  Balance sheets 1947-1958 1 file 
Dba51.5  Correspondence and papers 1935-1974 4 files 
  Correspondence between Textile Workers Industrial Union, Garment Workers Union, Department of Labour, Industrial Registrar, employers and overseas textile associations, re wage determinations, revision of the agreement, strikes, comparison of wages in the hosiery, clothing and worsted textile manufacturing industry, variation of registered scope as per the Industrial Conciliation Act 1956 and jurisdiction of registration in the knitting industry. 
Dba51.6  Textile Employees Medical Benefit Society 1953-1959 1 file 
  Constitution and notices. 
Dba51.7  Textile Industry Pensions Fund 1966 1 file 
  Circulars, rules and minutes of the 1st meeting of the Board of Management. 
Dba51.8  25 proud .years: the story of the Textile Workers Union 1959 Printed 
Dba51.9  National Industrial Council for the Textile Manufacturing Industry 1948-1967 
  Constitution, notices, minutes and statement of accounts. 
Dba52  Theatre and Cinema Workers Industrial Union 1962 1 file 
  Applications for membership. 
Dba53  Tobacco Workers Union 1940 1 file 
  Correspondence between the Union, Garment Workers Union, SA Trades and Labour Council, Fiscal Democratic Party, government ministers and United Tobacco Companies on the strike at Rustenburg. 
Dba54  Tramway and Omnibus Workers Union (Cape) 1955-1963 1 file 
  Correspondence with J Cornelius on the closed shop principle 1955 and conference 1963. 
Dba55  Transvaal All-Women's Union 1948 1 file 
  Invitation to Garment Workers Union to submit items for inclusion in an international exhibition of women's life and work, Paris. 
Dba56  Transvaal Brush and Broom Workers Industrial Union 1958-1974 2 files 
  Constitution, balance sheets, correspondence with the Transvaal Chamber of Industries, Industrial Registrar, manufacturers and the National Union of Cigarette and Tobacco Workers, memoranda submitted to the Wage Board. 
Dba57  Transvaal Leather and Allied Trades Industrial Union 1931-1964 1 file 
  Re the Leather Workers strike 1931 and distress fund 1961. 
Dba58  Trawler and Line Fishermen's Union 1960-1968 
  Re the request for a Conciliation Board 1965, wage negotiations 1966 and the Union's 50th anniversary 1968. 
Dba59  Western Province Building, Electrical and Allied Trades Union 1956 1 item 
  Circular letter re the closing of the General Members meeting. 
Dba60  Western Province Motor Assembly Workers Union 1961 1 file 
  Support by the Garment Workers Union for the formation of this Union. 
Dba61  Wine and Distillery Workers Industrial Union (Cape) 1937. 1 item 
  Financial support from the Garment Workers Union for their strike. 
Dba62  Witwatersrand and Pretoria Taxi Drivers Association 1934 1 item 
  Thanks to the Garment Workers Union for financial support in the strike. 
Dba63  Witwatersrand Baking Employees Association 1942-1960 1 file 
  Conciliation Board agreement 1942, undated circular letter on nominations. 
Dba64-85  Individual Unions : Constitutions 1925-1948 2 files 
Dba64  Amalgamated Engineering Union Rules (Part 1) 1935 Printed 
Dba65  Amalgamated Society of Woodworkers Rules 19% Printed 
Dba66  Building Workers Industrial Union 1947 Printed 
Dba67  Cape Electric Tramways Pension Fund 1948 Printed 
Dba68  Coloured Building Workers Industrial Union n.d. TS 
Dba69  Durban Corporation Superannuation Fund 1946 Printed 
Dba70  Furniture Workers Industrial Union 1944 Printed 
Dba71  Johannesburg Municipal Employees Sick Benefit Society 1925 Printed 
Dba72  Johannesburg Municipal Pension and Provident Funds 1936 Printed 
Dba73  Johannesburg Municipal Transport Workers Union 1946 Printed 
Dba74  Johannesburg Musicians Union 1940 Printed 
Dba75  Master Builders and Allied Trades Association Witwatersrand 1924 Printed 
Dba76  Mines Benefit Society 1939 Printed 
Dba77  Motor Industry Employees Union of South Africa 1941 Printed 
Dba78  National Union of Leather Workers 1937 Printed 
Dba79  National Union of Tea and Coffee Workers n.d. TS 
Dba80  Port Elizabeth Tramway and Bus Workers Union Printed 1938 
Dba81  Pretoria Liquor and Catering Trades Employees Union 1939 Printed 
Dba82  South African Trade Union Building Society 1948 Printed 
Dba83  Transvaalse (Kleurling) Volksbond n.d. TS. 
Dba84  Witwatersrand Gold Mines Employees Provident Fund 1941 Printed 
Dba85  Workers Association or Club. n.d. TS 
Dba86-89  Individual unions: agreements 1936-1942 1 file 
Dba86  Johannesburg Municipal Workers Union and the City Council of Johannesburg 1942 TS 
Dba87  Port Elizabeth Tramway and Bus Workers Union and Port Elizabeth Electric Tramway Co ltd 1936 TS 
Dba88  South African Cinematograph Operators Union and African Consolidated Theatres Ltd 1937 Printed 
Dba89  Tobacco Workers Union 1939 TS 
Dba90  Transvaal Clothing Pressers and S Batt and S Swirsky 1940 TS 
Dba9l  Witwatersrand Hairdressers Employees Union and Witwatersrand Master Hairdressers Association 1936 TS 
   
Dbb  Individual Unions : Foreign 
Dbb1  Amalgamated Society of Railway Servants (Great Britain) n.d. 1 file 
  Papers re the legality of applying the funds of a trade union towards procuring or supporting parliamentary representation. 
Dbb2  Electrical Trades Union (Great Britain) 1945-1947 1 file 
  Correspondence with Garment Workers Union re the visit paid to South Africa by E W Bussey, General Secretary of the Union, and trade union politics in South Africa. 
Dbb3  National Union of Mineworkers (Great Britain) 1946 1 file 
  Presidential address of Will Lawther at annual conference. 
Dbb4  Tobacco Workers Union (Great Britain) 1964 1 file 
  Re international unity amongst trade unionists. 
   
Dbc  Labour Economy 
Dbc1  Corporate Bodies 
Dbc1.1  Institute for Industrial Education 1972-1974 1 file 
  Draft copy of Shop Stewards Handbook (textile), notices of lectures and seminars, minutes of the inaugural meeting of the Institute in May 1973, memoranda on the Institute's aims, which were to set up an educational programme for workers, particularly Black workers. 
Dbc1.2  National Productivity Institute 1969-1971 1 file 
  Agenda and minutes of the Steering Committee for the Productivity Study of the South African Clothing Industry, memoranda and printed items on productivity in various branches of the clothing industry. 
Dbc1.3  National War Memorial Health Foundation 1955-1956 1 file 
  Balance sheets, agenda for meetings and minutes of the Creche Committee and combined National Executive Committee and Witwatersrand Region Action Committee, correspondence with Garment Workers Union. 
Dbc1.4  People's Co-op Christmas Parcels and Savings Club 1954 1 item 
  Financial report. 
Dbc1.5  South African Institute of Race Relations 1959-1961 1 file 
  Press releases, recommendations on African local government, the Coloured People, Indians in South Africa, apartheid, legislation, education, Group Areas and the Industrial Conciliation Bill, correspondence with Garment Workers Union re support for the institute. 
Dbc1.6  Transvaal Workers Educational Association 1953-1955 1 file 
  Annual reports. 
Dbc2  Special Topics 
Dbc2.1  Blacks and trade unions 
  Correspondence and papers 1932-1976 5 files 
  Correspondence between the Garment Workers Union and the following bodies: African Bricks and Allied Trades Workers Union, African Federation of Trade Unions, African Mine Workers Union, African (Witwatersrand) Hotel, Boarding House and Flat Workers Union (incorporating African Domestic Servants League), Council of Non-European Trade Unions, Federation of Free Trade Unions of South Africa (FOFATUSA), People's 
  Defence Fund, South African Congress of Trade Unions, South African Non-European Confederation of Iron, Steel and Metal Workers Union, South African Trades and Labour Council and the World Federation of Trade Unions. Subjects are the wages and conditions of Black workers and their right to form trade unions. 
  Special topics include: deferred pay 1932, mass trial of those workers who did not picket in the strike of 1932, 1933, need for trade union unity 1933, Commission of Enquiry appointed to investigate Non-European trade unions 1942, constitution of the Transvaal Council of Non-European trade unions 1944, African mine workers strike 1946-1947, amended constitution of the Transvaal Council of Non-European Trade Unions 1947, trade union organisation of Black workers 1947, Industrial Conciliation (Natives) Bill 1947, establishment and reports of the African Trade Unions Technical Advisory Committee 1948, economic and social disabilities of Blacks 1959, All?African Trade Union Federation Congress 1960, Coalbrook mine disaster fund 1960, memorandum from Federation of Free Trade Unions of South Africa to Trade Union Council of South Africa conference and Trade Union Council of South Africa's decision to admit Black trade unionists to full membership 1962, report of the Federation of Free Trade Unions of South Africa conference 1963, report on the Industrial Conciliation Amendment Bill 1963, detention of Mrs Lydia Kasi, General Secretary of African Food and Canning Workers Union 1963, refusal of Federation of Free Trade Unions of South Africa to affiliate to Trade Union Council of South Africa 1963, constraints and opportunities facing the re-emergence of the Black trade union movement in South Africa by L C G Douwes Dekker 1976, history of trade union organisation amongst Africans, undated, statement by the African Commercial Drivers Union to the Wage Board, undated, memorandum 'The government and Provincial African Servants Association?, undated. 
Dbc2.2  Border Areas 1958-1972 1 file 
  Reports, notes, printed items and press clippings. Special topics include: list of articles produced in uncontrolled areas and purchased by Garment Workers Union 1958, report of uncontrolled areas, Natal 1960, report by L Mvubelo on Hammarsdale organisation 1962, Fact Paper: the industrial development of Border Areas by Trade Union Council of South Africa 1966, report by L Mvubelo on investigations made at factories in rural areas 1967, press clippings on homelands and border industries 1970-1971, presidential address by S T van der Horst to the South African Institute of Race Relations on 'Separate development' 1972, MS notes by J Cornelius at the Wage Board sitting, undated. 
Dbc2.3  "Buy South African" Campaign 1955-1956 1 file 
  Minutes of Southern Transvaal Regional Committee, address by J Cornelius, campaign blue-print for the period April-December 1955, resolutions from trade unions, agenda for mass rally 3 Nov 1955, correspondence with Garment Workers Union. 
Dbc2.4  Communists in South African Trade Unions 1937-1950 1 file 
  Kommunisme in die Suid-Afrikaanse Vakunies deur Dr H P Wolmarans 1937/8, article entitled "Communists in South African trade unions? from the South African Survey 1954, correspondence between the Garment Workers Union and the South African Society for Peace and Friendship with the Soviet Union, re the closing of the Soviet Consulate 1956. 
Dbc2.5  Health 1967-1969 1 file 
  Medical Schemes Amendment Act 1969 and reaction to it from Trade Union Council of South Africa, Industrial Council for the Clothing Industry (Transvaal) and the press. 
Dbc2.6  Lectures on trade unionism 1913-1976 4 files 
Dbc2.6.1  Socialism: lecture to the Graaff-Reinet Literary Society by Dr D P Malan. 1 item 
Dbc2.6.2  Trade unionism in South Africa: lectures by W H Andrews. 1940 2 items 
Dbc2.6.3  In the Union of South Africa by Brother W Holmes. 1942 1 item 
Dbc2.6.4  Social insurance and medicine by Dr J Harvey Smith. 1942 1 item 
Dbc2.6.5  Some facts that affect production in industry by Dr L J Royna. 1947 1 item 
Dbc2.6.6  Lecture: constitution and function of the Garment Workers Union by A Scheepers. 1952 1 item 
Dbc2.6.7  Papers on the rehabilitation and employment of the handicapped read at the SA National Council for Mental Health Conference. 1952 7 items 
Dbc2.6.8  HRH Duke of Edinburgh's Study Conference. Papers. 1956 1 file 
Dbc2.6.9  Completed questionnaire on trade unions from the University of Stellenbosch. 1963 1 item 
Dbc2.6.10  Revised courses on the Clothing Industry Medical Aid Society by D M Hartwell. 1963 7 items 
Dbc2.6.11  Review by A Scheepers of the Inter-Departmental Committee's report on the decentralisation of industries. 1971 1 item 
Dbc2.6.12  Trade unions face challenge. Paper by A Scheepers to the Abe Bailey Institute for Interracial Studies, University of Cape Town. 1973 1 item 
Dbc2.6.13  The future of the trade union movement for all races in South Africa. Speech by A Scheepers to the Harvard Business School Club of South Africa. 1973 1 item 
Dbc2.6.14  Workers participation as an important process in the institutionalisation of an open plural society by L C G Douwes Dekker. 1975 1 item 
Dbc2.6.15  Constraints and opportunities from the re-emergence of the Black trade union movement in South Africa by L C G Douwes Dekker. 1976 1 item 
Dbc2.6.16  Industrial relations policies and process of collective bargaining by L C G Douwes Dekker. 1976 1 item 
Dbc2.6.17  What are trade unions? 1 item 
Dbc2.6.18  Sectional unionism. 2 items 
Dba2.6.19  The trade union movement in South Africa. 1 item 
Dbc2.6.20  Series of lectures on trade unionism in general. 8 items 
Dbc2.7  Productivity 1966 1 file 
  Papers read at the Productivity Conference, Pretoria. 
Dbc2.8  Race Relations 1942 1 file 
  Field Marshal Smuts on native trusteeship. 
   
GARMENT WORKERS UNION - RELATIONS WITH GOVERMENT 
Ea  Government control 
Eaa  Legislation 
Eaa1  Criminal Law Amendment Bill and Public Safety Bill 1953 1 file 
  Copies of the draft bills and telegrams from the Garment Workers Union to parliamentarians demanding that they oppose the bills. 
Eaa2  Factories, Warehouses and Building Works Bill 1939-1942, 1954-1955 3 files 
  Draft questionnaire, circulars and notices, proposed amendments, resolutions by Garment Workers Union, copy of the Bill, correspondence between the Garment Workers Union, newspapers, political parties, parliamentarians (including Mrs M Ballinger, M Kentridge, W B Madeley and General Smuts), SA Trades and Labour Council and individual unions, report on the deputation by SA Trades and Labour Council to the Minister of Labour. 
Eaa3  Friendly Societies Act 1945-1957 1 file 
  Summary of the Bill 1948 and copy of the Bill 1956, circulars and legal opinions on the Bill. 
Eaa4  Industrial Conciliation Bill 
Eaa4.1  Copies of the Bill - draft and final 1954, final 1956. 2 files 
Eaa4.2  Memoranda 1955?1960 1 file 
  Suggested amendments, legal opinions and interpretations of the Act. 
Eaa5  Industrial Conciliation (Natives) Bill 1947 1 file 
  Summery of the Bill, memoranda by Garment Workers Union and R M Haldane, resolutions adopted at the National Conference of Trade Unions, statement by the Transvaal Council of Non-European Trade Unions, correspondence with the World Federation of Trade Unions. 
Eaa6  Industrial Legislation Commission of Enquiry 1934, 1953?1954 1 file 
  Memorandum from SA Trades and Labour Council to the Commission 1934, questionnaire, draft of proposals and legal opinions, 1st report of the committee appointed to consider the recommendations of the Commission, 1953. 
Eaa7  Native Labour (Settlement of Disputes) Bill 1953-1954 2 files 
  Copy of the Bill 1953, protests by Garment Workers Union members about employers taking advantage of the Bill 1954. 
Eaa8  Unemployment Insurance Act 1946-1962 1 file 
  Copy of the 1946 Act, circular re benefits 1961, annual report 1962. 
Eaa9  Wage Act 1937, 1952 1 item 
  Determination No 42 and proposed amendments 1937, statement by Garment Workers Union re minimum wage 1952. 
Eaa10  War Measure No 145 1942 1 item 
  Regulations: Settlement of Disputes Bill, as set out in an annexure. 
Eaa11  General 1941 June 1 item 
  Memoranda submitted by certain trade unions on unsatisfactory social and economic position of the masses of workers and on the existing industrial acts. 
   
Eab  Administration 
Eab1  Department of Labour 1945-1971 3 files 
  Correspondence between Garment Workers Union, Department of Labour and the Industrial Council for the Clothing Industry re the registration of the Union, job reservation, investigation by the Industrial Tribunal into the clothing industry, threat to the Transvaal workers by low standards of garment workers in coastal areas, industrial legislation and unemployment insurance benefits. Includes legal papers Florence Jones v Minister of Labour and the Industrial Tribunal, 1958 on the issue of job reservation. 
Eab2  Wage Board 
Eab2.1  Wage Act 1958-1961 1 file 
  Wage Act No.5 of 1957, as printed in the Government Gazette of 28 Nov 1958, recommendation to the Minister of Labour by the Wage Board, as printed in the Government Gazette of 5 May 19(1, analysis of the Act, undated. 
Eab2.2  Memoranda to the Wage 'Board 1931-1932 4 files 
  Submitted by the Bespoke Tailoring, Fur and Dressmaking Industries, Garment Workers Union (Cape and Transvaal), Garment Workers Union of South Africa, Garment Workers Union or African Women, Garment Workers Union Consultative Committee, SA Clothing Workers Union, South African Garment Workers Union, garment workers of Germiston No.1 and East Rand No.1 brunches and Transvaal Clothing Manufacturers Association. 
Eab2.3  Memoranda to the Minister of Labour 1933-1961, 1972 3 files 
  Submitted by Garment Workers Union, Garment Workers Union. Consultative Committee, Industrial Council for the Clothing Industry and Transvaal Clothing Manufacturers Association. Includes requests for the Board to investigate the garment industry, recommendations and objections. 
Eab2.4  Reports by the Wage Board to the Minister of Labour 1935-1963 3 files 
  Extract from report No.402 1932, report by the Board to the Minister of Labour on the clothing industry 1956, 
  reports by Division B of the Board on the clothing industry - certain areas 1958, 1961 and 1963. 
Eab2.5  Correspondence and papers 1926-1971 13 files 
  Correspondence between Garment Workers Union Industrial Council for the Clothing Industry (Transvaal), the Wage Board, Trade Union Council of South Africa and the Department of Labour. Includes reports on the operation of the Board and of interviews with the Minister of Labour, Wage Board investigations, provisional proposals, terms of reference of the Board, applications for reference to the Board, and also memorandum from the Tea and Coffee Workers Union, 1968. 
Eab2.6  Questionnaire 1955 1 file 
  Completed forms and statements by garment workers. 
Eab2.7  Wage Statistics 1953-1974 5 files 
  Comparison of wage scales in different areas and trades. 
Eab2.8  Wage Determination 1932-1968 1 file 
  Copies of Determination Nos.42 and 120, government notices re Determinations 42, 120 and 297, memoranda to the Minister of Justice about the non-enforcement of the Determination. 
Eab2.9  Petition from Garment Workers 1961 1 file 
  Protests to the Minister of Labour about the threat to wages by low-paying factories in and on the borders of native reserves and appeal for an extension of the existing Industrial Council agreements to uncontrolled areas. 
Eab2.10  Ladies Stockings 1963-1973 1 file 
  Wage Determination as in the Government Gazette, statistics, reports to the Minister of Labour, objections by the Garment Workers Union Consultative Committee, proposals by Garment Workers Union, evidence to the Board and reports on public sittings. 
Eab2.11  Press Clippings 1969-1972 1 file 
  Wage gap between the races and job reservation. 
Eab3  Industrial Registrar 1941-1973 1 file 
  Correspondence between Garment Workers Union and Industrial Registrar on the finances and constitution of the Garment Workers Union, interpretation of the Industrial Conciliation Act and the registration of the Industrial Council for the Clothing Industry. 
Eab4  Workmen's Compensation Commissioner 1953-1958 1 file 
  Correspondence with Garment Workers Union and other papers on occupational hazards, first aid, health education, rehabilitation of injured workmen, prevention of accidents and the Workmen's Compensation Act. 
Eab5  Bureau of Census and Statistics 1955-1969 4 files 
  Press releases, statistical news releases and correspondence with the Garment Workers Union. 
Eab6  SA Bureau of Standards 1954-1969 4 files 
  Minutes of committees appointed to prepare specifications for the garment industry, draft specifications and correspondence with Garment Workers Union. 
Eab7  Juvenile Affairs Board 1927-1929 
  Correspondence between Divisional Inspector of Labour, Johannesburg, the Witwatersrand Tailors Association, and the Witwatersrand Central Juvenile Affairs Board, minutes of the Cape Division Juvenile Affairs Board. 
   
Eac  Arbitration 
Eac1  National Industrial Council for the Laundry, Dry-Cleaning and Dyeing Trade (Transvaal) 1951 
Eac1.1  Memorandum submitted by the Transvaal Launderers, Cleaners and Dyers Association and Johannesburg Dry Cleaners and Dyers Association to arbitrators re definition of canvassers and delivery hands and conditions of service. 
Eac1.2  Index and arbitration proceedings National Union of Laundering, Cleaning and Dyeing Workers (Johannesburg Branch) v Transvaal Launderers, Cleaners and Dyers Association and Johannesburg Dry Cleaners and Dyers Association, 7th July-25th August. 
   
Ead  Investigation - Commissions of Enquiry 
Ead1  Commission of enquiry into the necessity of the proposed amendment to the Cemetery by-laws of the City Council of Johannesburg 1958-1959 1 file 
  Record of the sittings held in the City Hall, Johannesburg, 5th Feb-6 March 1959. 653p. 
Ead2  Commission of Enquiry into matters relating to the Coloured population group 1973-1974 1 file 
  Memorandum submitted by Garment Workers Union to the Commission, directories for the memorandum on Coloured labour, questionnaire and guidelines for conversations with Coloured trade unions, memoranda and press clippings on the Coloured People, with particular reference to Johannesburg. 
Ead3  Industrial Legislation Commission of Inquiry 1934 (1948-1950) - 1956 
Ead3.1  1934 Commission 1934-1938 1 file 
  Comments on terms of reference, memoranda submitted by the Garment Workers Union and the Bespoke Tailoring Industry to the Commission, correspondence between Garment Workers Union, the Commission, Industrial Council for the Bespoke Tailoring Industry and SA Trades and Labour Council, draft bill and memoranda on it by SA Trades and Labour Council and E S Sachs, instructions to counsel and legal opinions. 
Ead3.2  1948-1950 Commission 
Ead3.2.1  Terms of reference 1948-1949 1 file 
  Memoranda. 
Ead3.2.2  Verbatim Official Record of Evidence 1949-1950 4 files 
  Record of the sittings from 26 January 1949 to the 28 July 1950. pp127-607, 1043-1122, 1324, 2425, 2904?3079, 12,856-12,882, 13,419-13,535. Includes cross-examination of C J van der Walt, accountant to the Commission. 
Ead3.2.3  Questionnaire n.d. 1 file 
Ead3.2.4  Memoranda (arranged by subject) 1948-1956 3 files 
  In front of each file is a list of contacts, subjects include evidence, statements, finance, legal implications, press releases, comments of the employers, report of the Commission, industrial legislation, reaction of SA Trades and Labour Council, SA Congress of Trade Unions, SA Federation of Trade Unions, Trade Union Unity Committee and Western Province Federation to the Commission's recommendations. 
Ead3.2.5  South African Trades and Labour Council 1946?1956 3 files 
  Memoranda presented to the Commission 1948 and 1949 and supplementary memorandum on the questionnaire July 1949, summary of recommendations submitted in memorandum to the Commission, 11 January 1952, recommendations by the Commission that there should be separate trade unions for the various races, 12 January 1952, memorandum by E S Sachs for the Special Conferences of SA Trades and Labour Council 12 and 13 January 1952, memorandum to the Select Committee appointed to inquire into the Industrial Conciliation Bill 1954 and supplementary memorandum 1955, legal opinion 1956. 
Ead3.2.6  Report and reaction to it 1951-1952 2 files 
  Report of the Commission [U.G.62-1951], notice, agenda and minutes of the Special Conference held to consider the report of 12-13 January 1952, memorandum giving the views of the SA Federation of Trade Unions 1952, reports, on the recommendations of the Commission. 
Ead4  Commission of Inquiry into the Press 1951-1952 1 file 
  Invitation to the proprietor of the Garment Worker to give evidence before the Commission and questionnaire June 195', memorandum submitted by 3 S Sachs to the Commission, September 1951; press statement by the Guardian October 1951, questionnaire to newspaper proprietors October 1952. 
   
Eb  Politics 
Eba  Political Parties 
Eba1  Independent Labour Party (ILP) 
  Correspondence and papers 1943-1944 2 files 
  Correspondence between Garment Workers Union, Independent Labour Party, South African Labour Party, Johannesburg Local Committee of SA Trades and Labour Council and Fenner Brockway, Political Secretary, Independent Labour Party London relating mainly to municipal and political elections ? Special topics include the formation of a Workers Civic League to contest the Johannesburg City Council election, raising of funds, party political programmes, candidature of E S Sachs, A Scheepers and J Cornelius at the 1943 election, the National Labour Congress and the establishment of the Socialist Party of South Africa. 
  Also a cartoon on the United Party and a memorandum to the Mining Commission., August 1943. 
Eba2  Nationalist ?arty 1936-1957 1 file 
  Constitution of the SA National Party (Greyshirts) 1936, correspondence re J van don Berg's (President Mine Workers Union) comments that Coloured and White delegates mixed at the East London Conference 1938, statements re allegations that garment workers were dismissed because they were a member of the Nationalist Party, Advocate Pirow's newsletters 1947-1950, constitutions of the Herenigde Nasionale Party and National Democratic Party of South Africa, articles on the rise of Afrikaner nationalism, 1914 rebellion, why the United Party lost the election and apartheid in practice. 
Eba3  South African Labour Party 
Eba3.1  Constitution 1945 1 item 
Eba3.2  Executive 1942, 1948-1954 5 files 
  Minutes of National Executive Committee. 
Eba3.3  Annual Conferences 1938-1939, 1943-1955 6 files 
  Notices, agenda, resolutions, reports and minutes. 
Eba3.4  Conferences: Transvaal Provincial 1943-1952 1 file 
  Agenda, notices, resolutions, reports submitted to the Transvaal Provincial Executive Committee by the labour representatives on the Transvaal Provincial Council. 
Eba3.5  General 1924-1957 11 files 
  Correspondence between Witwatersrand Tailors Association, Garment Workers Union, the South African Labour Party and branches, and other miscellaneous papers, relating to the finances and meetings of the Party, disunity in the Party, relationship of Garment Workers Union and the Party, co-operation between the Party and trade unions and labour study groups. 
  Specific topics include: Labour League of Youth 1938, mass meeting to combat fascism 1938, dispute between the Berea branch and the South African Labour Party re policy 1940, Social Security Code 1942, need for post-war planning 1942, complaint by Garment Workers Union that the Party has stopped representing the interests of the workers and become an appendage of the United Party 1943, Labour Unity Conference 1945, need to banish racialism from politics and to build a strong labour party 1946, Garment Workors Union's decision to affiliate to the South African Labour Party 1947, depression in the leather industry 1948, South African Labour Party adopts the Workers Charter 1949, support by the South African Labour Party for the unions' demand that there should be no interference by the government in the internal administration of the unions 1949, Labour's attitude to the colour bar 1950, condemnation of National Party legislation 1950, Party's attitude to the "Defiance" campaign 1952, statement on the coloured vote case decision 1952, relations between the South African Labour Party and the United Party 1952, declaration by the South African Labour Party, United Party and Torch Commando to defend the constitution against the acts of the present government, undated, Non-European policy of the South African Labour Party, undated, Black education, undated, an Afrikaans woman worker's opinion of the decision of the labourites to the National Party, signed J Cornelius, undated. 
Eba3.6  Elections 1937-1955 1 file 
  Party manifestos and memoranda, correspondence between the Garment Workers Union and the South African Labour Party on co-operation for municipal and political elections, with particular reference to the 1943, 1945, 1951 and 1953 elections. 
Eba4  United Party 1973-1974 1 file 
  Address by A Scheepers on inflation and its effects on the worker at the Transvaal congress 1973, press clippings 1974. 
   
Ebb  Political Activities 
Ebb1  Abe Bailey Institute of Interracial Studies 1971-1973 2 files 
  Correspondence and papers relating to the second and third research workshops. The theme of the second workshop was 'The political future of the Coloured People and Indians' and the third was 'The responsibility of organised labour in developing a plural society'. Includes correspondence between the Institute, Garment Workers Union and Trade Union Council of South Africa and papers presented to the Workshop, paper by A Scheepers at the 3rd research workshop 'Trade unions face challenge'. 
Ebb2  African People's Organisation 1944 1 item 
  Constitution as amended by the 1944 Easter Conference, Bethel Institute, Cape Town. 
Ebb3  Campaign for Right and Justice 1945 1 file 
  Leaflet on a mass rally and Fortnightly Newsletter No.3 on the fascist menace. 
Ebb4  Civil Rights League n.d. 1 item 
  Government by the people? For the people? A publication - on the undermining of freedom. 
Ebb5  Federation of South African Women 1956 1 file 
  Agenda and invitation to Garment Workers Union to attend the National Conference. 
Ebb6  Friends of Africa 1941-1943 1 file 
  Reports of the Southern African Office. The report for October 1940-June 1941 is signed by W G Ballinger, Adviser and 0rganising Secretary. 
Ebb7  League against Fascism 1935-1938 1 file 
  Correspondence and papers relating to meetings, the All-in-South African Conference against Fascism and War 1935 and Natal campaign 1936, a circular sent out by the League on 25 September 1935 to individuals and organisations and their replies, including that of O D Schreiner. 
Ebb8  National Council of African Women 1955 1 file 
  Constitution of the Western Native Township Branch and appeal to the Garment Workers Union for funds to help run a creche. 
Ebb9  South African Coloured People's 0rganisation 1956 Sep 17 1 item 
  Appeal to Garment Workers Union for financial help for their protest against the Group Areas Act, which affects Coloured people living in Pageview and Albertsville. 
Ebb10  South Africans' League 1920 Feb 28 1 item 
  Letter to the Witwatersrand Tailors Association re the petition to parliament on the Asiatic menace. 
Ebb11  Suppression of Communism 1931-1954 4 files 
  Copies of the Bill and Act to declare the Communist Party of South Africa an illegal organisation 1950 and Amendment Bill 1954, correspondence with the Minister of Justice 1941 re police action at a meeting, statement by A S Scheepers on the police raid of Garment Workers Union offices 1946, statement to the Rand Daily Mail on the expulsion of 6 people from the Communist Party, including E S Sachs 1931, legal papers Sam Kahn v J do Villiers Louw and C R Swart re his name being included as a member of the Communist Party 1950-1951, statement by E S Sachs on attempts to oust him from office 1952, correspondence with the Department of Justice, re attempts to ban J Cornelius, P Huyser, J Phillips, E S Sachs, A Scheepers and E Weinberg 1950-1953. 
Ebb12  Transvaal Coloured People's Organisation n.d. 1 item 
  Constitution. 
Ebb13  Transvaal Indian Congress 1943-1955 1 file 
  Constitution 1943 and notice of the 10th AGM of the Transvaal Indian Youth Congress 1955. 
Ebb14  Women's Action Committee n.d. 1 item 
  Notice of a mass rally to protest against the government's restrictive legislation. 
   
F.  A History of the GWU by Jon Lewis 
  61 slides 
  Section I - The Leaders 
Slide 1  Solly Sachs. General Secretary of the GWU 1928-1952. Born of a Jewish immigrant family from East Europe, his mother and sister were both garment workers. 
Slide 2  Johanna Cornelius: succeeded Sachs as General Secretary of the GWU. 
Slide 3  Anna Scheepers: the present President of GWU. Like Johanna Cornelius, she was the daughter of 'poor white' Afrikaner farmers. 
Slide 4  Lucy Muvelu: colored and African women entered the industry during World War II. At present the colored workers have their own separate branch within the GWU. The African women, however, were forced to leave the GWU in 1953 by the Settlement of Disputes Act. They therefore formed their own union under the leadership of Lucy Muvelu. 
Slide 5  Gana Makabeni (back row left). African men had entered the industry much earlier to do pressing, work which was both skilled and heavy. In 1928 they formed the Clothing Workers Union, since they were prevented from joining the registered GWU, under the Industrial Conciliation Act. This union later joined with Lucy Muvelu's union. 
Slide 5a  pressers (additional slide) 
  Section II - the Struggle for fair wages 
Slide 6  A march through Johannesburg by strikers from the Transvaal clothing Manufacturers, 1929. In the early days young women workers often received less than £1 per week. 
Slide 7  The strikers repair to the labor Party Club for dancing. 
Slide 8  Inez Mentos: the GWU often had to force employees to pay the full legal wage. In the case of Inez Mentos the court did nothing to make her employers pay her the R35 she was owed. 
Slide 9  As a result her fellow trade unionists at B.Rieback & son went on strike. All 10 were convicted by the court for striking illegally. 
Slide 10  Later, in July 1944, the GWU declared a strike against B. Rieback & Son who were still dealing unfairly with their workers. The slide shows members of the Executive with some of the strikers. 
Slides 11-13  Scenes from the 1932 general strike called by the GWU to fight the wage cuts demanded by the employers. The Depression, and the large number of unemployed made the Union's position very weak. They were defeated, and the bosses began to victimise union members. the union had to be completely rebuilt over the next 2 years. 
  Section III - Building the Union 
Slides 14-15  Increasingly production was carried out in large modern factories. It was not in the interests of the factory owners to have labor disputes, which would leave expensive machinery lying idle. Therefore they became less hostile to the Union, and by 1936 had recognised the Union as representing the workers. 
Slides 16-19  Member of the 'Union guard' - formed during the 1930's to keep order at meetings and prevent disruption by nationalist and fascist groups. 
Slides 20-21  May Day 1939. After holding a protest meeting in the morning, the garment workers of germiston held a picnic by Germiston lake in the afternoon. 
Slide 22  In Germiston again, the GWU organised its own education classes, and a theatre club which performed plays. 
Slide 23  This slide shows a branch meeting of factory workers. These meetings were held once a week to discuss problems and to elect a shop steward. The Executive of the GWU would then hold meetings with the shop stewards, in order to maintain contact with the rank and file. 
Slide 24  A general meeting of all the members to elect a General Secretary. All important matters of policy were decided by a general meeting of the members. 
Slide 25  After the count, Sachs won by a huge majority over the Afrikaner nationalist candidate who was trying to challenge him. 
  Section IV - Afrikaner Nationalism 
Slides 26-27  From the late 1930's nationalists tried to destroy the GWU. The majority of the members were Afrikaner women, yet they rejected the appeals of the Nationalists. The GWU although it fought the nationalists, at the same time championed the cultural rights of Afrikaners. 'Kappie' Kommandos were formed to celebrate the Voortrekkers Centenary of 1938. 
Slide 28  During World War II, Nationalist and Fascist groups attempted to divide workers along racialist lines. 
Slide 29  Pamphlet issued by the Breë Kerklike Kommittee of Germiston, which was supported by the Dutch Reformed Churches, the Ossewa Brandwag and the Nationalists. In 1944, 6 colored women were employed in one germiston clothing factory. Some of them white workers who were Nationalists decided to strike. They tried to appeal to the color prejudice of fellow whites, but failed and were expelled from the GWU. 
  Section V - Nationalist Government 
Slide 30  In 1948 Nationalist thugs attacked a general meeting of the union. The police did nothing to stop them. 
Slides 31-32  the government's response was to investigate the affairs of the union. They could find no corruption, but Solly Sachs was continually referred to as a 'communist agitator'. 
Slide 33  the members remained loyal, and rejected Government interference. 
Slides 34-36  the Government now decided to remove the Union's leaders. In 1952 Sachs was banned under the Suppression of Communism Act, and was forced to give up his job as Secretary of the Union. 
Slides 37-39  the members immediately protested in support of their leader. 
Slide 40  Sachs led the garment workers in a protest march through Johannesburg. 
Slide 41  When they arrived at the City Hall there was a crowd of 15000. 
Slide 42  they were joined by 10000 colored garment workers marching abreast. 
Slide 43  According to the 'Transvaler', colored and African workers played a prominent part in the protest. 
Slide 44  It was illegal for sachs to attend a gathering since he was banned. Even so, he stood to address the crowd. 
Slide 45  Within minutes the police moved in to arrest him. (Sachs is seen bare-headed in the foreground). 
Slides 46-57  The police then began to clear the crowd. 
Slides 58-59  The members continued to protest, but the Government would not listen. 
Slide 60  Soon after, 300 blacks marched through Johannesburg, to the court where Sachs was being tried. 
Slide 61  In 1953 Sachs left South Africa, but he took with him this message from the members: "they can remove him from the Union but never from our hearts". 
  In later years the members refused to have anything to do with the Nationalists who tried to take over their union. The GWU remains a multi-racial trade union, which, together with the Black Clothing Workers Union, continues to serve the interests of the garment workers in South Africa. 
 

 

 
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