Talk 2013-04-18: “Workers of the world, unite?” Globalisation and the quest for transnational solidarity

Café Economique talk on Thursday, 18 April 2013
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Where:  Upstairs room at the Peacock, 11 Mansfield Road, NG1 3FB
(Attendance is free although a voluntary collection will be taken to help with the group’s future expenses)

Our speaker will be Andreas Bieler, Professor of Political Economy, School of Politics and International Relations, University of Nottingham, http://andreasbieler.net

From a 1911 issue of the Industrial Worker, newspaper of the International Workers’ of the World

From a 1911 issue of the Industrial Worker, newspaper of the International Workers’ of the World

Against the background of globalisation, trade unions have found it increasingly difficult to represent the interests of their members and wider society. And yet, they are not powerless. Two main strategies of transnational solidarity initiated within the World Social Forum spaces will be explored:

a) The approach of  ‘Decent Work, Decent Life’ headed by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and related organisations and focusing on side agreements to free trade treaties;
b) Initiatives by the Labour and Globalisation Network to increase co-operation with social movements.

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