New PDF release: A Global Union For Global Workers: Collective Bargaining and

By Nathan Lillie

ISBN-10: 0203960157

ISBN-13: 9780203960158

ISBN-10: 0415977479

ISBN-13: 9780415977470

It is a e-book approximately how international unionism was once born within the maritime transport region. It argues that the commercial constitution of transport, and in particular the interconnected nature of delivery construction chains, facilitated the globalization of union bargaining approach, and the transnationalization of union constructions for mobilizing commercial motion. This, in flip, resulted in international collective bargaining associations and potent union participation in international regulatory politics. This learn makes use of a number of resource and analytical thoughts, depending seriously on interviews with union reliable and different maritime humans in lots of international locations.

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This aspect of structural change in shipping partly drives and is partly driven by developments in production. In particular, trends such as global commodity chains (Gereffi and Korzeniewicz 1994), shifts in retail production and ordering (Rosen 2002) and lean production networks mean that rapid, reliable integrated logistics have become an essential part of many business models. Both aspects of globalization are closely tied in with broader technological and management changes in the industry.

Containerization, more than any other factor, has shaped the liner industry, defining the types of ships used, the organization of work in ports, and facilitating a vast expansion of world trade by making geographically dispersed production networks technically feasible (Pedraja 1992; Stopford 1997: 337–379; Turnbull 2000). indd 29 1/27/2006 3:27:42 PM 30 A Global Union for Global Workers Bulk Shipping Bulk shipping involves moving items which usually have a low value to weight ratio, are uniform in character, and are generally moved in entire ship-loads.

A London based professional Secretariat staff coordinates the ITF’s activities. There are smaller regional offices as well. indd 14 1/27/2006 3:27:39 PM Introduction 15 transport and several others. Affiliates set broad strategic guidelines at ITF Congresses once every four years, under a weighted voting system, so that affiliates with greater membership have greater influence. Decisions relating to specific industrial sections occur at Congresses, and also at the more frequent section meetings.

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