Trade unions and the global crisis

labour"s visions, strategies and responses by M. R. Serrano

Publisher: International Labour Office in Geneva

Written in English
Published: Pages: 268 Downloads: 372
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  • Industrial relations,
  • Global Financial Crisis, 2008-2009,
  • Labor unions

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementedited by Melisa Serrano, Edlira Xhafa and Michael Fichter
ContributionsInternational Labour Office
LC ClassificationsHD6483 .T6722 2011
The Physical Object
Paginationxxxi, 268 p. :
Number of Pages268
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25281366M
ISBN 109221249263
ISBN 109789221249269
LC Control Number2011418216

Trade Union Movement & Labour Policies in the EU after the Global Financial Crisis women in all realms of life, not at least in environmental protection, there will be no social justice, no de-cent work, no future. 3. All organisations (political, social, trade unions) are in a deep crisis in regard to recruiting new members. This book explores two recent crises in British political economy: the crisis of –9, for which the trade unions were impugned, and the economic crisis, for which bankers were (at least initially) : Palgrave Macmillan.   The coronavirus crisis has also disproportionately placed low-paid workers in shops, hospitals and on public transport at risk, spurring unions to fight for wage increases and for emergency. The health emergency and global economic crisis will undoubtedly hit hardest in poor countries least equipped to manage either the health or economic aspects of the crisis. Through the ITUC and the global unions in different industries, our global labor movement has made it clear that these issues must be confronted rapidly and on a massive.

JOURNAL: Trade Unions in Zimbabwe: For democracy, against neo-liberalism. Prior to the financial crisis, the chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, who kept interest rates low to increase the availability of money, was Alan Greenspan In the lead-up to the crisis, the Securities and Exchange Commission. Trade Union Movement & Labour Policies in the EU after the Global Financial Crisis. By Szell, Gyorgy. The most successful financial speculator, George Soros, published in a book with the significant title "The Crisis of Global Capitalism. The Open Society Endangered", where he warned of the risks of an uncontrolled financial system. although the transformation of international trade unionism has given rise to important structural changes, international trade union organizations continue to face formidable challenges in their efforts to effectively contribute to the regulation of the global economy. roletarians of the world, unite! exhorted Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.

  Trade unions — adapt to the modern world or die. Public concerns about low pay and insecurity have soared in post-crisis Britain, there .   Trade unions and employers agreed to stay in contact as much as possible and underline the role of social protection regimes. (March 19) In the services sector, a Covid solidarity fund has been negotiated between a trade union federation and the supplementary health schemes for the hospitality branches. This fund allows employees and.   The GLU Alumni Colloquium kicked off with a panel discussion on "The Future of Work and the Role of Trade Unions, Social Dialogue, Industrial Relations and Co-determination". All panelists. Union in Crisis Europeans shrugged about a credit crisis in , chalking it up to a lavish American lifestyle, dependent on debt, and assumed they were immune. But national economies are tightly connected, particularly those of the European Union, and crisis spread quickly.

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This book offers a composite overview of the responses of trade unions and other workers' organizations to neoliberal globalization in general and to the recent financial crisis in : International Labor Office. Trade Unions and the Global Crisis: Labour’s Visions, Strategies and Responses ‎pdf - MB‎ The essays here, by trade unionists and academics from around the world, explore the state of labour in Brazil, China, Nepal, South Africa, Turkey, North America and by: 2.

Get this from a library. Trade unions and the global crisis: labour's visions, strategies and responses. [M R Serrano; Edlira Xhafa; Michael Fichter; International Labour Office.;] -- If the recent global economic crisis has debilitated labour in many parts of the world, many segments of the trade union movement have been fighting back, combining traditional and innovative.

Trade unions global crisis ISBN f the recent global economic crisis has debilitated labour in many parts of the world, many segments of the trade union movement have been fighting back, combining traditional and innovative strategies and articulating alternatives to the dominant political and economic models.

With its emphasis on labor agency at different levels, in different settings, and employing different resources and power, Labour and Transnational Action in Times of Crisis provides a useful framework for sources of power that lead to a new look at structure and agency.

The volume is written at a time when global restructuring has undermined trade union’s power resources. Trade Unions and the Transition from ‘Actually Existing Unsustainability’: from Economic Crisis to a New Political Economy beyond Growth John Barry Local Place and Global Space: Solidarity across Borders and the Question of the Environment David Uzzell and Nora Räthzel.

Northern unions have to realize that the centre of global unionism has shifted and that their own capacity to respond effectively to the crisis of the neoliberal turn depends on the success of the organizing efforts of the unions in the by: 3. The book is a compilation of articles written by different authors with a wide variety of backgrounds.

It is divided into 5 parts that cover everything from the economic crisis to global poverty, war, monetary systems and the shadow bankers/5(18).

the trade unions a ceiling on wage increases at around half the prevailing rate of inflation. So it was as autumn turned to winter in The story is well known. Indeed, it has long since entered into British folklore W and strangely perhaps it seems to have done do even as the events themselves were unfolding.

Over threeFile Size: KB. The African Labour Research Network (ALRN) is indebted to all the workers, trade unions, and researchers who contributed to the production of this book. It is not possible to list all of them here, but we do certainly make mention of some of Size: 2MB.

The trade unions are in crisis; of that there can be no doubt. Yet we could do with some proper instruments to measure their representativeness; and we must take account of government action – or inaction – as well as seeking to gain a better understanding of the general political environment.

The ITUC and TUAC (Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD) warned that political statements are not enough to respond to the Covid global health, social and economic crisis.

With up to million jobs at risk, the G20 G20 The Group of Twenty, or G20, is a forum for international cooperation on the most important aspects of the. Adam D. Morton and Andreas Bieler are delighted to announce the Australia book launch of GlobalCapitalism, Global War, Global Crisis, which will be at Gleebooks on 7 December, at pm and chaired by Elizabeth launched the book in the UK at the British International Studies Association (BISA) annual conference in Bath and at the independent bookshop FiveLeaves Books.

In the past trade unions have largely limited their activity to within their own geographical boundaries, usually within the nations in which they are located, yet Global Unions provides a fascinating theoretical understanding of the possibilities for uniting across boundaries.

Using well-researched case studies, 5/5(2). The Trade Union Development Cooperation Network (TUDCN) is an initiative of the ITUC whose main objective is to bring the trade union perspective into international development policy debates and improve the coordination and effectiveness of trade union development cooperation essor: ICFTU and WCL.

This book provides an understanding of the processes in which unions engage with young people, and views and opinions young people hold relating to collective representation. It features a selection of specific national cases of high relevance to contemporary debates of precariousness, trade union.

The U.S. New Deal came out of such a crisis. Yet instead of softening the burden of the crisis for labor, it has been amplified by most national labor law reform processes.

This Article examines contrasting views about the causes of the U.S. financial crisis, and the /10 European sovereign debt crisis. This piece reports on recent research around the relationship between trade unions and internationalisation in the context of globalisation.

It argues for a more open, less pessimistic view than the dominant one. This view builds on the experiences of the s and is cognisant of the depth of the current crisis.

Trade unions have always held that a consistent defence of the interests of their members over the long term required them to work on issues (including political and social democracy, civil and democratic rights, poverty elimination, equality, and the rule of law) influencing the well-being of people and society as a whole.

The Global Unions, consisting of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), Global Union Federations (GUF) and the Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD (TUAC), are engaging with large international organizations such as the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank Group, the United Nations and their programmes and funds, the World Health Organization.

Despite the introduction of various protectionist measures during and as a result of the global financial crisis, world trade recovered more quickly than initially expected.

Increased demand for imports from developing countries significantly contributed to the rapid recovery of trade. In many low- and middle-income countries, the global financial crisis has led to significant losses of jobs and pressures on real wages.

Based on the. Global Issues. Global Crisis: Global Opportunity. Trade Unions, Migration and Social Transformation. Ronaldo Munck, Dublin City University, Ireland. Preface. As we enter uncharted waters in terms of the outcome of the global crisis of capitalism which has only got more serious since we might well ask if it represents a new global.

Page 4 ITUC Global Rights Index Foreword Democracy is in crisis. The systematic dismantling of the foundations of workplace democracy and the violent repression of strikes and protests put at risk peace and stability. The Global Rights Index saw the use of extreme violence against the defenders of workplace rights.

The answer seems pretty simple. Populism is the result of economic failure. The 10 years since the financial crisis have shown that the system of economic governance which has held sway for the past four decades is broken. Some call this approach neoliberalism. Perhaps a better description would be unpopulism.

The models in the book refer to labour contracts between unions and management, but the method of analysis is also applicable to non-union labour markets where workers have some market power. In this book, Alison Booth, a researcher in the field, emphasises the connection between theoretical and empirical approaches to studying unionised labour.

What Do Unions Do in Times of Economic Crisis. Evidence from Central and Eastern Europe Over the last two decades, trade union membership in Central and Eastern Europe has been in continuous decline and there is a common perception that trade unions in the region are weak.

However, little is known about the actual relevance of trade unions for. The Global Unions group is made up of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), which has million members in countries; the global union federations, which represent their respective sectors at the international trade union level (BWI, EI, IAEA, ICEM, IFJ, IMF, ITF, ITGLWF, IUF, PSI and UNI); and the Trade Union Advisory Committee (TUAC) to the OECD.

‘Climate Refugees’ - The Climate Crisis and Population Displacement: Building a Trade Union and Civil Society Response is supported by trade unions and environmental, refugee and human rights campaigns.

It will include expert briefings, and new evidence of the impact of climate change on human security. Bernadette Ségol is the Secretary General of the European Trade Union Confederation. Previously she was the head of UNI Europa, the European trade union federation for services and communication which represents 7 million workers and affiliated trade unions.

One of her main focuses is wage equality in Europe. Trade Unions of the World. An essential resource for trade unionists, labour rights organisations, NGOs, researchers, governments and policy makers, and for anyone interested in the history of labour unions, the right to organise, freedom of association, and worker's organisations around the world.

The new edition contains country profiles, with.The Global Compact, like financial and economic decision-making, needs to be examined critically if we are not to exit the crisis with ‘business as usual’.

The involvement of private parties in dialogue remains an essential component for a sound and prosperous economy, for respect for rights, for social justice and for a healthy by: 4.If you want to know about what has been happening at the frontier of recent research on unions, this is the book for you.'- International Handbook of Trade Unions.

in the period of crisis.