Global unions: chasing the dream or building the reality?

Stirling, John (2010) Global unions: chasing the dream or building the reality? Capital & Class, 34 (1). pp. 107-114. ISSN 0309-8168

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Abstract

This article takes as its theme the global restructuring of capital and its impact on worker organization. It argues for a reassertion of class in any analysis of global solidarity, and assesses the opportunities and barriers to effective global unionization. Rooted in the UK experience, the article analyzes the impact of the European social dimension on trade unions, before taking the discussion into a global dimension. It concludes by suggesting that there are reasons for cautious optimism in terms of solidarity building, despite difficult historical legacies and the common replacement of action with rhetoric.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Trade unions, community unionism, globalisation, European Works councils, international solidarity
Subjects: L900 Others in Social studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Social Sciences
Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 24 May 2010 13:42
Last Modified: 20 May 2017 17:41
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/2790

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