TITLE

Are global trade unions the shape of things to come?

PUB. DATE
September 2008
SOURCE
People Management;9/4/2008, Vol. 14 Issue 18, p40
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the move of labour unions towards confronting the evils of corporate globalisation. The merger of Unite and USW aims to share knowledge about employment practices across borders, exert pressure and challenge employers' activities relating to private equity, offshoring, health and safety, healthcare and pensions. This change in tactics is bound to make a difference to British employers in the long term, the author says. Unions will try to gain leverage in one country by exerting pressure in another.
ACCESSION #
34419505

 

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