Globalisation and Forms of Worker Protection.

Monday, 11 July 2016: 10:45-12:15
Location: Hörsaal III (Neues Institutsgebäude (NIG))
RC30 Sociology of Work (host committee)

Language: English

As multinational companies have increasingly expanded to operate globally in relation to both capital and labour, this session considers what protections are available to workers who are increasingly subject to pressures for falling terms and conditions including in relation to wages, benefits, and health and safety.
As such the session will welcome submissions relating to attempts by trade unions to organise globally via the creation of global union federations, framework agreements, and the mobilisation of public opinion and support.
In addition it will encourage the submission of papers relating to other forms of global protection for workers such as those offered by efforts at global regulation, supply chain management, and pressures on corporations to exercise corporate social responsibility.
Session Organizers:
Helen SAMPSON, Cardiff University, United Kingdom and Jose Ricardo RAMALHO, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil
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