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The Labour Movement in the Global South: Trade Unions in Sri Lanka by S. Janaka Biyanwila Details

Based on extensive original research, this book examines the challenges facing trade unions in the Global South, by focusing on trade union struggles in Sri Lanka in the light of…

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Based on extensive original research, this book examines the challenges facing trade unions in the Global South, by focusing on trade union struggles in Sri Lanka in the light of neoliberal globalization. They focus on the politics of the union movement. Explains union capabilities to mobilize workers as part of a broad countermovement; It identifies the struggle of workers in Sri Lanka. The author identifies key dimensions of the diversity in the styles of opposition groupings, particularly trade unions and other labor organizations and the labor movement, and identifies those differences in a larger theoretical context.

Three case studies of trade unions in tea plantations, garment factories and among nurses show how these theoretical dimensions operate in practice, and the consequences for the type of opposition that is being created (and which has not been created). The book contributes to the debate surrounding the federation of social movements, and also exposes their gaps in addressing how to mediate class injustice through ethno-national projects that reproduce racial and gender hierarchies.

It acknowledges the diversity of experiences and forms of resistance in the Global South, engages critically with issues of gender, ethnicity, and labor internationalism, and makes a useful contribution to studies on South Asian politics as well as labor and development studies.



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