Document symbol: E/RES/1991/37
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Infringements of trade union rights in South Africa.
Regrets that the apartheid regime in South Africa has placed some conditions on its decision to agree that the allegations made by the Congress of South African Trade Unions should be referrred to the Fact-finding and Conciliation Commission on Freedom of Association of ILO, and invites it to cooperate fully in the matter; decides to transmit to the Fact-finding and Conciliation Commission on Freedom of Association, through the Governing Body of the International Labour Office, the allegations of infringement of trade union rights made by the Congress of South African Trade Unions in May 1988; demands the unimpeded exercise of trade union rights, the immediate unconditional release of all trade unionists imprisoned for exercising their legitimate trade union rights and the cessation of the persecution of trade unionists and repression of the independent black trade union movement; requests the Ad Hoc Working Group of Experts on southern Africa, in discharging its mandate, to consult with ILO and the Special Committee against Apartheid, as well as with international and African trade union confederations.Adopted 53-0-1.
South African Congress of Trade Unions - ILO - UN. Special Committee against Apartheid - ILO. Fact-Finding and Conciliation Commission on Freedom of Association - UN. Commission on Human Rights. Ad Hoc Working Group on Southern Africa - TRADE UNION RIGHTS - TRADE UNION ACTIVISTS - POLITICAL PRISONERS
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