NUI Maynooth

NUIM ePrints and eTheses Archive

NUIM Library

For the global emancipation of labour: new movements and struggles around work, workers and precarity

Waterman, Peter and Mattoni, Alice and Humphrys, Elizabeth and Cox, Laurence and Margarida Esteves, Ana (2012) For the global emancipation of labour: new movements and struggles around work, workers and precarity. Interface: a journal for and about social movements, 4 (2). pp. 1-14. ISSN 2009-2431

[img] Download (89kB)

Abstract

This editorial for a special issue of Interface discusses the events at the Lonmin platinum mine at Marikana, South Africa as symbolic of the changing role of trade unions. While official trade unions in particular have been dramatically transformed through neoliberalisation, new labour movements can be found both at the grassroots among rank-and-file workers and at the margins, among the precarious, the unemployed and informal workers. The editorial also discusses articles in the special issue and concludes with a discussion of the rebirth of labour as part of a wider movement for global justice and solidarity

Item Type: Article
Keywords: global emancipation of labour; new movements; struggles around work; workers and precarity;
Subjects: Social Sciences > Sociology
Item ID: 4007
Depositing User: Dr. Laurence Cox
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2012 14:23
Journal or Publication Title: Interface: a journal for and about social movements
Refereed: Yes
URI:

    Repository Staff Only(login required)

    View Item Item control page

    Document Downloads

    More statistics for this item...