Labor Industrial Relations

A Global Union For Global Workers: Collective Bargaining and by Nathan Lillie

By Nathan Lillie

This can be a ebook approximately how international unionism was once born within the maritime transport zone. It argues that the economic constitution of transport, and particularly the interconnected nature of transport construction chains, facilitated the globalization of union bargaining method, and the transnationalization of union buildings for mobilizing business motion. This, in flip, resulted in international collective bargaining associations and powerful union participation in worldwide regulatory politics. This research makes use of a number of resource and analytical concepts, depending seriously on interviews with union reliable and different maritime humans in lots of international locations.

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Russia 6. Cyprus* 6. China 6. India 7. Singapore 7.

Germany is the only major ship owning country also designated as a flag of convenience; this is because the German international ship register does not have the approval of the German unions, because it allows the employment of non-Germans at lower wages than Germans (ÖTV 1998). While many of the top ship owning countries are also major flags, the largest (Japan) is not even in the top ten flags, and the others are fairly far down the list. Except for Greece, none of the major ship-owning countries are among the top ten among seafaring labor suppliers.

Since these sub- and trans-national actors do not have the same sets of interests and capabilities as the sovereign states who formulated the regime originally, the rules take on new meaning and application. Clearly, this process can only occur when transnational actors express coherent interests, and have autonomous capability to implement, or at least influence the implementation of, the rules. The actual practices of the labor market actors and governmental bureaucracies in concrete contexts bring the maritime labor regulatory regime to life, and create the practices and interest configurations on which future rules are formulated.

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