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This book offers a vast range of grassroots perspectives on global migrant labour organisation in the twenty-first century. From workers' organisations in South African migrant worker resistance in the Gulf, from forest workers in the Czech Republic to domestic workers' structures in Hong Kong, this book brings together a wealth of lived experiences and hidden struggles for the first time.

Highlighting the changing nature of frontline struggles against exploitation, Just Work? shows that migrant workers are finding new and innovative ways of resisting neoliberal immigration measures as they are forced to fight against the precarious nature of jobs from both within and outside of traditional forms of labour organisations. With contributions from scholars and activists from around the world engaged in this resistance, this will be an accessible collection based on grassroots experiences, placed in a political economy framework.

The full list of regions explored are: South Africa, Latin America, Philippines, the Gulf Arab States, North America, Czech Republic, Hong Kong, Japan, London, Nigeria, New Zealand, Canada and Switzerland.

List of Abbreviations

1. Just Work? Migrant Workers, Capitalist Globalisation and Resistance - Aziz Choudry and Mondli Hlatshwayo

Part I: Africa and the Middle East

2. Xenophobia, Resilience and Resistance of Immigrant Workers in South Africa: Collective and Individual Responses - Mondli Hlatshwayo

3. States of Exclusion: Migrant Work in the Gulf Arab States - Adam Hanieh

4. Undocumented Migrant Workers in Nigeria: Labouring in the Shadows of Regional Integration - Baba Ayelabola

Part II: Europe

5. Migrant Rights Activism and the Tree Workers Case in the Czech Republic - Marek an k

6. Towards a History of the Latin American Workers Association 2002–12 - Jake Lagnado

7. Lessons from Migrant Workers’ Organisation and Mobilisation in Switzerland - Vasco Pedrina

Part III: Asia and the Pacific

8. Migrant Unionism in Hong Kong: A Case Study of Experiences of Foreign Domestic Workers in Union Organising - Asia Pacific Mission for Migrants

9. The Possibilities and Limitations of Organising Immigrant Workers in Japan: The Case of the Local Union of the All-Japan Metal and Information Machinery Workers’ Union - Hiroshi Ueki

10. Disaster Capitalism and Migrant Worker Organising in Aotearoa/New Zealand - Edward Miller and Dennis Maga

Part IV: North America

11. Migrante, Abante: Building Filipino Migrant Worker Leadership through Participatory Action Research - Valerie Francisco

12. Temporary Employment Agency Workers in Montreal: Immigrant and Migrant Workers’ Struggles in Canada - Aziz Choudry and Mostafa Henaway

Contributor Biographies




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Date de parution 20 décembre 2015
Nombre de lectures 0
EAN13 9781783713400
Langue English

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