Product details

By continuing to use our site you consent to the use of cookies as described in our privacy policy unless you have disabled them.
You can change your cookie settings at any time but parts of our site will not function correctly without them.

Abstract

Globalisation has become a cliche of a modern economy. The flexibility created by open trade between countries has a direct impact on the labour force with changing labour market practices. The moment has arrived, when, the trade union movement has to spearhead towards a global front. The global trade union movement showcases an intercontinental presence with a single voice. However, the history of international trade unionism had been marked with adversities such as division and closure. On 8 April 2007, a stepping stone for the 21st century global union was laid, when Amicus of the UK, and the Transport and General Workers' Union (T&G) of the UK and Ireland, signed an agreement with United Steelworkers (USW) operating in the US, Canada and the Caribbean, to form a transatlantic union. This proposed union faces a Herculean task of organising international solidarity among the labour force. Whether the transatlantic trade union will rise to the occasion or not is to be seen.
Location:
Industry:
Other setting(s):
2007

About

Abstract

Globalisation has become a cliche of a modern economy. The flexibility created by open trade between countries has a direct impact on the labour force with changing labour market practices. The moment has arrived, when, the trade union movement has to spearhead towards a global front. The global trade union movement showcases an intercontinental presence with a single voice. However, the history of international trade unionism had been marked with adversities such as division and closure. On 8 April 2007, a stepping stone for the 21st century global union was laid, when Amicus of the UK, and the Transport and General Workers' Union (T&G) of the UK and Ireland, signed an agreement with United Steelworkers (USW) operating in the US, Canada and the Caribbean, to form a transatlantic union. This proposed union faces a Herculean task of organising international solidarity among the labour force. Whether the transatlantic trade union will rise to the occasion or not is to be seen.

Settings

Location:
Industry:
Other setting(s):
2007

Related