Journal Article


Ana Margarida Esteves
Laurence Cox
Elizabeth Humphrys
Alice Mattoni
Peter Waterman



global labour south africa emancipation interface platinum movement sociology

For the global emancipation of labour: new movements and struggles around work, workers and precarity (2012)

Abstract This editorial for a special issue of Interface discusses the events at the Lonmin platinum mine at Marikana, South Africa as symbolic of the changing role of trade unions. While official trade unions in particular have been dramatically transformed through neoliberalisation, new labour movements can be found both at the grassroots among rank-and-file workers and at the margins, among the precarious, the unemployed and informal workers. The editorial also discusses articles in the special issue and concludes with a discussion of the rebirth of labour as part of a wider movement for global justice and solidarity
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Ireland -> Maynooth University -> Subject = Social Sciences
Ireland -> Maynooth University -> Subject = Social Sciences: Sociology
Ireland -> Maynooth University -> Status = Published

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Ana Margarida Esteves, Laurence Cox, Elizabeth Humphrys, Alice Mattoni, Peter Waterman

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