This piece reports on recent research around the relationship between trade unions and internationalisation in the context of globalisation. It argues for a more open, less pessimistic view than the dominant one. This view builds on the experiences of the 1970s and is cognisant of the depth of the current crisis.
Written by Ronaldo Munck, Head of Civic and Global Engagement at Dublin City University in Ireland. He writes about labour and social transformation as well as on Latin America. His most recent book is Trabajadores, Sindicatos y Migraciones en el Marco de la Globalización, Madrid: Colección XXI.
Published by Global Labour Column and edited by CSID at Wits University.