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Labour in the global South : challenges and alternatives for workers

Author: Sarah Mosoetsa; Michelle Williams; International Labour Office.
Publisher: Geneva : International Labour Office, 2012.
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"The twenty-first century has posed serious challenges to workers -- formal and informal, organized and unorganized -- around the world. It has also brought to the fore extraordinarily creative responses, forcing us to think beyond our common understandings of "labour", effective trade union strategies and forms of power. Challenging the global North's dominance in the literature, Labour in the Global South presents  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Labour in the global South.
Geneva : International Labour Office, 2012
(OCoLC)821585597
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Mosoetsa; Michelle Williams; International Labour Office.
ISBN: 9789221262398 9221262391 9789221262381 9221262383 9221262383
OCLC Number: 820474059
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 213 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 1 Challenges and alternatives for workers in the global South / Sarah Mosoetsa and Michelle Williams --
PART I: THE INTENSIFICATION OF EXPLOITATION AND MARGINALIZATION --
2 South African labour's response to climate change: The threat of green neoliberal capitalism / Jacklyn Cock --
3 Women, gender and power in trade unions / Akua Britwum, Karen Douglas and Sue Ledwith --
4 Local government call centres: Challenge or opportunity for South African labour? / Babalwa Magoqwana and Sandra Matatu --
5 Explaining why labour unions have failed Bangladesh's garment workers / Zia Rahman and Tom Langford --
PART II: POLITICAL MOVEMENTS AND TRADE UNIONS --
6 Brazilian labour relations in Lula's era: Telemarketing operators and their unions / Ruy Braga --
7 Labour relations in Uruguay under the Frente Amplio Government, 2005-09: From neoliberalism to neocorporativism? / Jana Silverman --
8 Can a labour-friendly government be friendly to labour? A hegemonic analysis of Brazilian, German and South African experiences / Christoph Scherrer and Luciana Hachmann --
PART III WORkER ALTERNATIVES: 9 The recovered factories and the Argentine labour movement: A grey zone in a "new" social movement / Bruno Dobrusin --
10 Organizing informal women workers for green livelihoods: The Self Employed Women's Association in Gujarat / Sarbeswara Sahoo.
Other Titles: Labor in the global South
Responsibility: edited by Sarah Mosoetsa and Michelle Williams.

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"The twenty-first century has posed serious challenges to workers -- formal and informal, organized and unorganized -- around the world. It has also brought to the fore extraordinarily creative responses, forcing us to think beyond our common understandings of "labour", effective trade union strategies and forms of power. Challenging the global North's dominance in the literature, Labour in the Global South presents alternative approaches as well as creative responses to the challenges facing labour in the global South, in countries such as Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, India, South Africa and Uruguay. The volume devotes particular attention to areas often neglected by organized labour: the relationship between ecology, climate change and jobs; unionizing service work; the dynamics of trade union-political party alliances; gender; and new forms of solidarity. It brings together a group of distinguished labour scholars and practitioners who make an important advance with their rich empirical case studies."--Publisher's website.

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