TitleInfringement of trade union rights in South Africa.
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Condemns the increased repression of the independent black trade union movement by the Government of South Africa; demands that the persecution of trade unionists and repression of the independent black trade union movement cease; requests immediate recognition of the right of the entire population of South Africa to exercise freedom of association and to form and join unions without impediment or discrimination of any kind; demands the immediate unconditional release of all trade unionists imprisoned for exercising their legitimate trade union rights; requests the Ad Hoc Working Group of Experts to continue to study the situation and to report thereon to the Commission on Human Rights and the Economic and Social Council and to consult with the ILO and the Special Committee against Apartheid, as well as with international and African trade union confederations; decides to consider at its 1st regular session of 1990 the question of allegations regarding infringement of trade union rights in South Africa as a sub-item of the item entitled "Human rights"; requests the Secretary-General to persist in his efforts to ensure that the Government of South Africa refer the complaint made by the Congress of South African Trade Unions to the Fact-finding and Conciliation Commission on Freedom of Association of ILO.
Adopted at the 16th plenary meeting, 24 May 1989. In: Resolutions and decisions adopted by the Economic and Social Council at its 1st regular session of 1989, 2-24 May 1989. - E/1989/INF/7. - 14 July 1989. - p. 159-160. - Issued in ESCOR, 1989, Suppl. no. 1.