Trade unions, civil society organisations and health reforms
Lethbridge, Jane (2009) Trade unions, civil society organisations and health reforms. Capital and Class, 98. pp. 101-129. ISSN 0309-8168Full text not available from this repository.
This article provides an analysis of resistance to neoliberalism and commodification in the public healthcare sector as seen from a trade union perspective. It uses recent research on social-movement unionism and new labour internationalism to structure a series of case studies examining resistance to different dimensions of healthcare commodification in four countries. The range of alliances trade unions are making do not fit tidily into one model, but give insights into the movement elements of trade unionism. This dimension must be strengthened, but can also be in tension with collective bargaining and other institutional processes. How to constantly reconcile these different positions is the future challenge facing trade unions.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||public healthcare sector, neoliberalism, commodification, resistance, trade unionism, health reform|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > R Medicine (General)|
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
|School / Department / Research Groups:||School of Business > Department of International Business & Economics|
School of Business
School of Business > Public Services International Research Unit
|Last Modified:||31 Mar 2011 18:20|
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