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Ronaldo Munck

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780853238171

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846313431

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Re-Scaling Trade Union Organisation: Lessons from the European Front Line

Re-Scaling Trade Union Organisation: Lessons from the European Front Line

(p.85) 5. Re-Scaling Trade Union Organisation: Lessons from the European Front Line
Labour and Globalisation
Jane Wills
Liverpool University Press

This chapter examines the benefits of rescaling trade union organisation based on the lessons from the European frontline of labour internationalism. It considers some of the proposed alternative models for union organisation and practice at the transnational scale, and analyses the potential and limitations of the European Works Councils (EWCs) in terms of a possible new Europe-wide labour internationalism. The analysis reveals that while EWCs provide ready-made networks of trade unionists in at least 500 companies across Europe, the experiences of employee representatives at the EWCs suggest that these new European structures of international trade unionism have not facilitated widespread collective action, mass protest, or even an embryonic collective consciousness at this spatial scale.

Keywords:   trade union, union organisation, labour internationalism, European Works Councils, collective action, mass protest, collective consciousness

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