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Multi-scalar trade unionism: lessons from maritime unions


Fairbrother, P and Gekara, VO, Multi-scalar trade unionism: lessons from maritime unions, Relations Industrielles, 71, (4) pp. 589-610. ISSN 0034-379X (2016) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.7202/1038524ar


The argument is that leaderships and activity that ‘bridge’ scalar relationships are an important condition in this process. There appears to be a complex set of cross-connections between the local, the national and the international. While transnational connectivity increasingly defines contemporary forms of trade unionism, these scalar relations are defined in relation to the workplace, the everyday world, and by the ways that transport is a defining characteristic of the global world. These relations constitute contemporary class struggle where work and employment relations are always in a process of change and development. Trade unionism, thus, remains a collective expression of power relations, in an increasingly internationalized world of work and employment.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:unions, leadership, globalization, multinational capital, maritime
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Human resources and industrial relations
Research Field:Industrial and employee relations
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Management and productivity
Objective Field:Industrial relations
UTAS Author:Fairbrother, P (Professor Peter Fairbrother)
ID Code:145352
Year Published:2016
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Management
Deposited On:2021-07-16
Last Modified:2022-08-30

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