Organized labour in the 21st century

Presents selected country case studies on the theme "Trade union responses to globalization".

This volume, through a number of country case studies, explores the experiences of trade unions responding to globalization. It highlights the importance of organizational strategies to enable unions to exercise voice and influence policy. It reveals that the major challenge for unions in all countries, notably developing countries, is the representation of non-traditional constituents and the provision of new services. In addition, it shows that changes in the world of work and in social attitudes are leading to union alliances and coalitions with other civil society actors for common goals.

Examining industrialized, middle-income and developing economies, this book offers a wider understanding of the role and changing priorities of organized labour. It provides insightful reflection and analysis for the formulation of effective policies and strategies for labour movements in the years to come.