|dc.creator||Mokgoro, Ellen Moakohi.||
|dc.description||Thesis (M.A.)-University of Durban-Westville, 1995.||en
|dc.description.abstract||The main objective of this study was to investigate
different forms of worker participation programmes and their
implementation in selected countries including South
Africa. Another objective was to study perceptions of
managers and workers on forms of participation at two mining
companies in South Africa, namely Vaal Reefs and Ergo Mines.
The two mines were selected because they had dissimilar
characteristics which would affect attitudes differently.
Vaal Reefs Mine had a well established trade union movement
whereas Ergo Mine was not very strongly unionised.
The study focused on a comparison between the attitudes of
managers and supervisors toward worker participation, at
both mines. At Ergo Mine there was no statistically
significant difference between the mean scores of managers
and supervisors on a large number of variables which was not
the case at Vaal Reefs Mine. The results seem to indicate
that at Vaal Reefs, supervisors tended to identify with
workers on the shop-floor. Workers at Ergo Mine seemed to
prefer direct forms of participation whereas the workers at
Vaal Reefs Mine seemed to want to participate in management
decision through trade union representation and other forms
of indirect participation.
The main conclusion was that the form of worker
participation in a particular environment depends to a large
extent, on historical and prevailing conditions.||en
|dc.title||The perceptions of management and workers on worker participation programmes.||en