Power and Counter Power

Power and Counter Power : Unions' Response to Global Capital

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On the basis that 1995 was a turning point for the world's workers and trade unions, heralding a labour come-back, this work details the founding of the 20-million strong ICEM (International Federation of Chemical, Energy, Mine and General Workers Unions). Declaring itself the "forerunner of the new global institutions of labour", the ICEM presents a detailed analysis of the modern world. It insists that unions must provide what governments and others have not achieved - a real counterweight to the vast power of the multinational corporations. This book comprises the key ICEM texts. Explaining their wider significnce, it expresses unions' concerns with the world's economy, analyzing the relationship between globalization and corporatization and the international labour movement.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 147.83 x 209.04 x 6.35mm | 140.61g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 5 figures
  • 074531113X
  • 9780745311135

Table of contents

The world socialist economy 1995: multinational investments; finance and debt; employment. Unite and organize - the way ahead for world labour: strength in numbers; organizing; internationalizing; regionalizing; effectiveness. Founding declaration of the ICEM. Appendix: the international trade secretariats.
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About I.C.E.M.

Peter Colley is National Industrial and Research Officer for the CFMEU he advises on economic, trade, natural resources and environment policy. He is the author of a number of publications and articles on energy, environment and employment issues, including The Greenhouse Effect - employment and development issues for Australians for the Australian Council of Trade Unions.
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