Organisation unknown, Mayday, 1989. Silkscreen poster produced and printed at CAP, Cape Town. Artist: Trish de Villiers. In 1986, coinciding with the 100th anniversary of International Workers Day, the Congress of South African Workers (COSATU) initiated a campaign to have May Day officially recognised. The campaign sparked huge worker and student stayaways that continued for the next few years. May Day was recognised as a public holiday in 1990. Collection: CHR/UWC-Robben Island Museum Mayibuye Archives
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