What collaborative lessons can be learnt from the recent Polish migration? The trade union story

Fitzgerald, Ian (2012) What collaborative lessons can be learnt from the recent Polish migration? The trade union story. In: 9th European Social Science History Conference (ESSHC 2012), 11 - 14 April 2012, Glasgow, Scotland.

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Abstract

This conference paper discusses the Polish migration noting that its unprecedented scope and extent left many organisations unprepared. Thus business recognised that the migration was an opportunity, whilst many government and public sector agencies found it difficult to support the social and legal needs of new Polish workers. NGOs and trade unions readily identified social justice issues and began to assist those who needed help. All in some way implemented short-term crisis management approaches and formed often short-term collaborations. This paper argues that the lessons learnt here should now be used to deal with the current economic crisis.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Other title: Migrant dynamics in turbulent times
Subjects: L200 Politics
L300 Sociology
L400 Social Policy
L700 Human and Social Geography
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School > Business and Management
Depositing User: Ian Fitzgerald
Date Deposited: 03 May 2012 11:16
Last Modified: 13 May 2017 17:01
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/6773

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