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Developing global trade union "space"

Developing global trade union "space"

Lethbridge, Jane (2008) Developing global trade union "space". In: ISA's 49th Annual Convention, Bridging Multiple Divides, 26-29 Mar 2008, San Francisco, CA, USA. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

International unions and international solidarity strategies have been changing partly as a response to changes in the global economy. Global union federations have played an important role in expanding communication and developing alliances with other social movements. One of the issues facing trade unions wanting to be effective at an international level is to what extent national concerns can inform and even be transcended by international perspectives. Proposals for studying the global labor force "horizontally", that is, according to different categories and forms of work rather than on a nation-by-nation basis, demonstrates a recognition of global- national dimensions (Harrod and O'Brien 2002:49). This paper will discuss the development of a global trade union "space", which enables national and global unions to work together effectively, using a series of case studies drawn from the experience of global and European public service unions.

Item Type: Conference or Conference Paper (Paper)
Additional Information: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the ISA's 49th Annual Convention, Bridging Multiple Divides. Hilton San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA. 26 Mar 2008.
Uncontrolled Keywords: globalisation, globalization, trade unions
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business > Department of International Business & Economics
Faculty of Business > Public Services International Research Unit (PSIRU)
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:06
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/2460

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