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Chapter 13: Globalization, Multinational Corporations and Trade Unions: Creating New Forms of International Trade Unionism and New Forms of Representation within Multinational Corporations

Globalization, Multinational Corporations and Trade Unions: Creating New Forms of International Trade Unionism and New Forms of Representation within Multinational Corporations
Globalization, multinational corporations and trade unions: Creating new forms of international trade unionism and new forms of representation within multinational corporations
Miguel Martínez LucioJeremy Waddington
Learning Objectives
  • To understand the development of trade unions in an international context
  • To explain the manner in which they relate to the dynamics of globalization
  • To focus on the new forms of worker representation that evolved in terms of European Works Councils as an example of transnational labour forums within companies
  • To assess the nature of such developments and their impact
Introduction

The aim of this chapter is to allow readers to understand how unions are internationalizing through new global and transnational structures, which allow ...

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