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Title: Class, Power and Ideology in Ghana: the Railwaymen of Sekondi
Authors: Richard, Jeffries
John Dunn,
David M. G. Newbery,
J. M. Lonsdale
Keywords: Trade-unions-Railroads-Ghana-Sekondi.
Issue Date: 1975
Publisher: Cambridge
Description: Of all groups of unionised workers in Ghanaian society, the railwaymen of Sekondi occupy a place of quite unrivalled importance in the history of their country's political organisation and development. Among the first groups of workers to unionise in the 1920s, they alone were able to sustain their organisation on an active footing throughout the inter-war period, staging a number of effective (if only partly successful) strike actions. Other workers were to establish union organisations after the Second World War, but the railway workers continued to occupy a position of unchallenged leadership over the young trade union movement as a whole. Dominating the executive of the first Gold Coast TUC, which they had initiated in 1945, they attempted, in January 1950, to stage a general strike in support of Kwame Nkrumah's 'Positive Action' phase of the nationalist campaign
ISBN: 978-0-521-10016-8
Appears in Collections:African Studies

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