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    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

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    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;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of 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
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