Trade Unions and 'new' Social Movements: Can They Work Together?

Monday, 11 July 2016: 17:00
Location: Hörsaal 16 (Main Building)
Oral Presentation
Richard HYMAN, LSE, United Kingdom
It is widely argued that European trade unions missed the ooportunity to present forceful and coordinated resistance to austerity. By contrast, protests by 'new' social movements have been far more prominent in many of the countries worst affected. The relationships between the two types of protest, and their protagonists, have often been strained if not hostile. But there have been more cooperative experiences. How far, and how, can the two vectors of protest be reconciled?