Subjects -> LABOR UNIONS (Total: 27 journals)
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Work and Occupations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 59)
British Journal of Industrial Relations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 49)
ILR Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46)
Social Movement Studies: Journal of Social, Cultural and Political Protest     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Industrial Relations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 32)
Human Resource Development Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
European Labour Law Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Global Labour Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Transfer - European Review of Labour and Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Labour History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Relations industrielles / Industrial Relations     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Labor & Employment Law Forum     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Creative Industries Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Citizenship Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
New Labor Forum     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Alternatives to the High Cost of Litigation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Arbeidsrett     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Cuadernos de Relaciones Laborales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arbetsliv i omvandling     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arbetsmarknad & Arbetsliv     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Labor and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Gaceta Laboral     Open Access  
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Global Labour Journal
Number of Followers: 16  

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ISSN (Print) 1918-6711
Published by McMaster University Homepage  [14 journals]
  • From Pension Reform to Regime Crisis: The Social Movement of 2023 in

    • Authors: Pierre Rouxel; Karel Yon
      PubDate: Wed, 31 May 2023 00:00:00 +000
  • Commercial Surrogacy: Invisible Reproductive Workers in Ghana

    • Authors: Owusu Boampong; Sabina Appiah-Boateng, Nana Yaw Osei, Richard Ametefe
      Abstract: The issues facing surrogates are labour issues. However, there is scanty literature on the working conditions of surrogates in sub-Saharan Africa. This article explores the labour conditions of these unprotected and invisible reproductive workers in Ghana. In-depth interviews were conducted with key informants between 2018 and 2019. The study revealed the following: 1) Baby agents were increasingly playing a dominant role in the surrogacy industry, and through the surrogacy homes are able to create docile and disciplined surrogates. 2) Surrogacy agreements were oppressive and designed to reinforce the control over the bodies of surrogates. 3) Pregnancy-related scars leave emotional scars on the minds of surrogates. We recommend state regulation of the industry to ensure strict supervision of baby agents to minimise exploitation of surrogates. KEYWORDS: surrogacy home; baby agents; surrogates; commercial surrogacy; Ghana
      PubDate: Wed, 31 May 2023 00:00:00 +000
  • Industrial Action in South Africa (2000-2020): Reading Strike Statistics

    • Authors: Edward Cottle
      Abstract: This article analyses strike statistics over the last twenty years (2000–2020) in South Africa to have a concrete understanding of the state of labour (organised and unorganised). The article makes a new contribution by showing how one can use Lenin’s quantitative method as a framework which I develop to assist in reading the qualitative aspects of worker mobilisation, an aspect which is markedly absent from contemporary analyses of labour. By utilising the quantitative method, the article shows whether the labour movement as an agent of social change is withering away, and who the leading sections (per industrial sector) of the labour movement are; it also indicates the qualitative shifts over time. The trends over the last twenty years indicate that there have been demonstrable qualitative shifts in strike dynamics in South Africa. KEYWORDS: South Africa; strike statistics; industrial action; Lenin
      PubDate: Wed, 31 May 2023 00:00:00 +000
  • Do Labour Standards Improve Employment Relationships in Global Production
           Networks' A Cross-sector Study of Brazil

    • Authors: Jean-Christophe Graz; Patrícia Rocha Lemos, Andréia Galvão
      Abstract: Research on private regulation of labour standards in global production networks often highlights their continuing failure despite the fact that lead firms no longer consider them as mere window dressing. Fewer analyses delve into their on-the-ground effectiveness to benefit workers. This article joins a context-specific approach with quantitative analysis to examine whether labour standards used in private regulation improve employment relationships in suppliers of global production networks. Based on a single-country case study of Brazil, we look at the extent of their adoption by suppliers across sectors, their complementarity with national labour institutions, and whether the adoption of labour standards at supplier site level is likely to support labour agency. Our findings show little effectiveness of labour standards against those dimensions. The presence of labour standards at supplier level alone has no significant impact and varies greatly across sectors. It is only if workers are aware of the presence of such standards that it might support their agency when union membership is taken as proxy. Yet, the correlation could also be the other way round: awareness of labour standards depend on being a member of a union in the first place. KEYWORDS: private regulation; certification; labour standards; corporate social responsibility (CSR); global production networks
      PubDate: Wed, 31 May 2023 00:00:00 +000
  • A Regime Analysis: Evidence from Sri Lankan Migrant Domestic
           Workers’ Journeys to Saudi Arabia

    • Authors: Wasana S. Handapangoda
      Abstract: In this article, I use qualitative methods to examine the concept of a regime for migrant care based on Sri Lankan women’s transnational mobility as migrant domestic workers to Saudi Arabia. My work thus contributes to the growing body of literature on migrant care regimes from a Global South perspective, which to date has still received insufficient scholarly attention. The Sri Lanka–Saudi migrant care regime, shaped by a transnational consciousness of the possibilities for accumulation and production through reproductive labour, is located at a convergence of “translocal” gender, care, employment and migration systems. The regime is (re)produced through the relations and tensions between the family, the state and the market in an interchange of the dynamics of capitalist market forces and structural relations on various levels. The colour “brown” has emerged as a new racial classification in the global domestic sector, where power and subjectivity are constantly evolving. I argue that domestic work, which continues to be constructed as “women’s work”, represents an embodiment both of the subordination of women and of their personal autonomy. This, in turn, has broader implications for the meaning of feminine/masculine, motherhood/fatherhood, home and work. KEYWORDS: paid domestic labour; migrant domestic workers; care regime; Saudi Arabia; Sri Lanka
      PubDate: Wed, 31 May 2023 00:00:00 +000
  • Precarious Work and the Gendered Individualisation of Risk in the South
           African Manufacturing Sector, 2002–2017

    • Authors: Siviwe Mhlana
      Abstract: Against the backdrop of workplace restructuring globally, post-apartheid South Africa is experiencing consistently high levels of unemployment, the deterioration of employment security and limited improvements in earnings. This article investigates the changing nature of labour-intensive production in the South African labour market and the gendered individualisation of risk associated with precarious or non-standard forms of employment. The article expands on the critical theoretical narrative about the challenges of labour under neo-liberalism by applying a gendered political economy analysis to the experiences of precariousness among workers in the South African manufacturing sector. By focusing on the interconnections between gender and political economy, this article delinks questions about the crisis of labour from a narrow focus on skills and refocuses our understanding in terms of the structural determinants of vulnerabilities in the labour market. The article argues that the gender composition of informal and precarious work in the post-apartheid labour market has significant implications for addressing the persistent racialised and gendered inequalities in the South African economy. KEYWORDS: labour market restructuring; informal employment; precarious work; gender JEL CLASSIFICATION: J21; J30; J71; J80
      PubDate: Wed, 31 May 2023 00:00:00 +000
  • Review of: Jenny Chan, Mark Selden and Pun Ngai (2020) Dying for an
           iPhone: Apple, Foxconn, and the Lives of China’s Workers

    • Authors: Jaesok Kim
      PubDate: Wed, 31 May 2023 00:00:00 +000
  • Review of: Ruth Dukes and Wolfgang Streeck (2023) Democracy at Work:
           Contract, Status and Post-Industrial Justice

    • Authors: Marco Marrone
      PubDate: Wed, 31 May 2023 00:00:00 +000
  • Review of: Praveen Jha, Avinash Kumar and Yamini Mishra (eds) (2020)
           Labouring Women: Issues and Challenges in Contemporary India

    • Authors: Madhuri Kamtam
      PubDate: Wed, 31 May 2023 00:00:00 +000
  • Review of: Jan Lust (2019) Capitalism, Class and Revolution in Peru,

    • Authors: Sergio Saravia
      PubDate: Wed, 31 May 2023 00:00:00 +000
  • Review of: Trevor Ngwane and Malehoko Tshoaedi (eds) (2021) The Fourth
           industrial Revolution: A Sociological Critique

    • Authors: Fuzile Jwara
      PubDate: Wed, 31 May 2023 00:00:00 +000
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