While workers’ movements have reduced in size and considered out of date in most parts of the world during the 1990s, this century has seen a surge in new and unprecedented forms of strikes and workers organisations.
This talk spans countries across global North and South and provides an account of working class resistance in the 21st century. Is there a potential for solidarity among workers in different parts of the world? What has caused the return to strike action, what forms of organisation are devoloping?
Dr. Jörg Nowak’s current research focuses on mass strikes in India’s automobile industry and in Brazil’s construction industry in the period between 2011 and 2014. The objective of the project is to analyse the forms of organisation that emerged in these strikes, at times in alliance with other social movements. His past research included transnational solidarity networks of workers and strategies of German trade unions in against inequality. He is Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow in the Faculty of Social Science at the University of Nottingham.
In association with The Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice (CSSGJ) at the University of Nottingham
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