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Vuyisile Mini Workers Schools

NALSU has been central to the organisation and delivery of the Vuyisile Mini Workers Schools since their launch in 2015. The school is named after Vuyisile Mini, a well-known Eastern Cape trade unionist who was particularly active in Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), and who was executed in 1964 for his role in the anti-apartheid armed struggle.

Funded by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), each School brings together approximately 40 participants from a range of unions - mainly from East London, Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth) and Uitenhage - as well as from other workers' organisations - mainly from the Sundays River Valley - for five days of discussions and debates.

The participants are fully-funded, and attend the School in Makhanda (Grahamstown). NALSU delivers the Vuyisile Mini Workers School in partnership with the Departments of Sociology and Industrial Sociology, and Economics and Economic History, at Rhodes University, Makhanda.

There was no Vuyisile Mini Workers School in 2020 due to the lockdowns, but the School resumed in 2021. The next School will take place at the end of October 2022.

The Annual Neil Aggett Labour Studies Lecture, a public event, is also linked to the Vuyisile Mini Workers School.

Last Modified: Mon, 10 Oct 2022 15:37:12 SAST