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Labour in the Global South

Challenges and alternatives for workers

Labour in the Global South by Sarah Mosoetsa
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The twenty-first century has posed seriouschallenges to workers - formal and informal,organized and unorganized - aroundthe world. It has also brought to the foreextraordinarily creative responses, forcingus to think beyond our common understandingsof “labour”, effective trade union strategiesand forms of power.Challenging the global North’s dominancein the literature, Labour in the Global Southpresents alternative approaches as well ascreative responses to the challenges facinglabour in the South, in countries such asArgentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, India, SouthAfrica and Uruguay. The volume devotes particularattention to areas often neglected byorganized labour: the relationship betweenecology, climate change and jobs; unionizingservice work; the dynamics of tradeunion-political party alliances; gender; andnew forms of solidarity. It brings together agroup of distinguished labour scholars andpractitioners who make an important advancewith their rich empirical case studies.
International Labour Office; September 2012
231 pages; ISBN 9789221262398
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Title: Labour in the Global South
Author: Sarah Mosoetsa; Michelle Williams