Category archives for Trade Unions

Resisting Labour Reforms in France

Heather Connolly

The current industrial action will test the ‘reactionary radicalism’ of French unions and the Government’s ability to introduce reforms On 4th November 2015, France’s labour minister, Myriam El Khomri, launched reforms designed to rewrite the labour code.  France’s labour code is more than 3,500 pages long in its latest edition, plus vast amounts of supplementary case law.  This fact makes … Continue reading

16 June 2016 by
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Trade unions, free trade and the problem of transnational solidarity

Andreas Bieler

Successfully contesting neoliberal globalisation will require more transnational solidarity between trade unions Tensions between European trade unions and unions from the Global South over international free trade developed into open confrontation during talks over the revival of the Doha round of World Trade Organization (WTO) talks in 2008. The European Metal Workers Federation (EMF) and the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association … Continue reading

11 April 2013 by
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