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Labour in a global world

case studies from the white goods industry in Africa, South America, East Asia, and Europe

by Theo Nichols

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Published by Palgrave Macmillan in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Electric household appliances industry -- Case studies.,
  • Household appliances industry -- Case studies.,
  • Labor market.,
  • Industrial organization.,
  • Industrial relations.,
  • Globalization -- Economic aspects.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Other titlesWhite goods industry in Africa, South America, East Asia, and Europe
    StatementTheo Nichols and Surhan Cam.
    GenreCase studies.
    SeriesThe future of work series, 1-4039-1477-X, Future of work (Series)
    ContributionsCam, Surhan, 1966-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHD9971.5.E542 N53 2005
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3420514M
    ISBN 101403939799
    LC Control Number2005040246

      Leon Fink, Department of History, University of Illinois at Chicago, reviewed for ational and H-Soz-u-Kult () "Marcel van der Linden's book 'Workers of the World: Essays toward a Global Labor History' is an encyclopaedic, thought provoking, tour de force on the field of labour relations that scholars from different disciplines should read (and possibly internalise)."Author: Marcel Van Der Linden.   The principal global institution enforcing labor standards today is the ILO, which reports regularly and periodically on the steps each nation takes to implement the standards it has ratified.

      We are very far from a global labor market, as evidenced by a wide disparity in wages. One study finds that the median wage for jobs in advanced countries is two and a half times the wage level for jobs with similar skill levels in the most advanced developing countries, and five times the level in low-income countries. ILO Convention No. defines the worst forms of child labour, to be prohibited to all persons under 18 years, as a) all forms of slavery or practices similar to slavery, such as the sale and trafficking of children, debt bondage and serfdom and forced or compulsory labour, including forced or compulsory recruitment of children for use in armed conflict; b) the use, procuring or offering of a.

      When the State Department released its annual report on human trafficking Wednesday, we got a chilling reminder that even in , slave labor is still embedded in the global . 1. Introduction: Globalization and Associated Changes. 1 Since the s the world economy has been going through substantial changes through which new patterns of production, new technologies and new labor control systems have been introduced (Standing, ). Globalization has brought major transformations in goods, capital and labor. To begin with, in terms of goods, “production has.


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Labour in a Global World — Some Comparisons. Theo Nichols, Surhan Cam. Pages Back Matter. About this book. Introduction. This book gets behind much generality about globalisation to examine the production of relatively familiar commodities such as refrigerators and ovens in different countries.

By considering a range of countries. Book Title Labour in a Global World Book Subtitle Case Studies from the White Goods Industry in Africa, South America, East Asia and Europe Authors.

Nichols; S. Cam; Labour in a global world book Title Future of Work Copyright Publisher Palgrave Macmillan UK Copyright Holder Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited eBook ISBN DOI.

The book examines the persistent dilemma of balancing the benefits of globalization with the protection of workers. It critically assesses the challenges that emerge when international labour standards are implemented and enforced in highly diverse regulatory frameworks in international, regional, national and.

Book Description Exploring the contentious relationship between trade and labour, this book looks at the impact of the EU’s ‘new generation’ free trade agreements on workers.

Leon Fink, Department of History, University of Illinois at Chicago, reviewed for ational and H-Soz-u-Kult () "Marcel van der Linden’s book ‘Workers of the World: Essays toward a Global Labor History’ is an encyclopaedic, thought provoking, tour de force on the field of labour relations that scholars from different disciplines should read (and possibly internalise)."Cited by: A lack of decent work combined with rising unemployment and persisting inequality is making it increasingly difficult for people to build better lives through their work, according to the latest edition of the ILO’s global report on employment and social trends.

According to the study, commissioned by the US Department of Labor, more than two-fifths (43 percent) of all children aged between five and 17 in cocoa-growing regions of Ghana and Ivory Coast (the world’s largest cocoa producers) are engaged in hazardous work.

In total, an estimated million children work in cocoa production around the world, half of whom are found in these two west. The study identifies new or renewed labour responses among formalised core workers as well as those on the periphery, including street-traders, homeworkers and other 'informal sector' workers.

The book contains ten country studies, including India, China, South Korea, Japan, Germany, Sweden, Canada, South Africa, Argentina and Brazil. The UN Global Compact’s labour principles (Principles 3, 4, 5 and 6) are championed by the International Labour Organization (ILO).

We provide guidance and support to address a range of issues, including child labour, forced labour and discrimination. We also help companies address issues of freedom of association and collective bargaining. World of work trends. ILO Monitor: COVID and the world of work.

6th edition; Global Employment Trends for Youth ; World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends ; The Global Labour Income Share and Distribution; Global Wage Report / What lies behind gender pay gaps.

The International Labour Organisation states in its latest World Report on Child Labour () that there are around million working children in the world—almost 17 per cent of the worldwide child population.

According to the publicly available data discussed in more detail below, Sub-Saharan Africa is the region where child labour is most prevalent. International labour law is the body of rules spanning public and private international law which concern the rights and duties of employees, employers, trade unions and governments in regulating the workplace.

The International Labour Organization and the World Trade Organization have been the main international bodies involved in reforming labour markets. Washington DC [US], October 1 (ANI): China is the leading global hotspot for the goods' manufacturing by forced labour and abusive child labour, the US Department of Labor said in a report on.

Review "Ursula Huws is a global treasure: her essays collected here continue her several decades of scholarship analyzing the impact of technological change on women and workers.

This book brings her prescient Marxist feminist theorizing to a wider audience. It is a must read for anyone who cares about what the future holds for workers in the digital era."-Gina Neff, author, Venture Labor. An unprecedented number of children around the world are working today.

This volume is a must-have, up-to-date survey for student research. In the 15 examined countries, poverty, lack of education, gender inequity, the demands of the global marketplace, and easy sex tourism are key factors contributing to the child labor s: 2.

The warning comes almost three weeks after the International Labour Organization predicted that 25 million jobs were threatened by the new ing to the agency, the latest dire assessment reflects the full or partial lockdown measures affecting almost billion workers – four in five of the world’s workforce.

About the Book Riven with scientific uncertainty, contending interests, and competing interpretations, the problem of climate change poses an existential challenge. For India, such a challenge is compounded by the immediate concerns of eradicating poverty and accelerating development.

This book presents a novel study of children's compulsory productive educational labour in modern and modernizing societies under globalization, and the implications for such matters as children's everyday lives, relationships and rights, international legal instruments, relevant analytical notions (including slavery), and sociological analysis.

But we’re not yet doing our part to call for greater transparency in global supply chains. With a growing number of jurisdictions taking legislative action, it’s time for Canada to join the list of countries with transparency laws to become a global leader in addressing child and forced labour around the world.

What is Labour Market Economics. Main players and their Roles. Labour supply. What decisions do individuals make. 1 Whether or not to join the labour force.

2 Which occupation/industry to join. 3 How many hours to work. 4 Whether or not to join a union. 5 How much education to obtain.

6 When to retire. 7 Where to live. 8 etc. Dimensions of LS: 1 quantity dimensions: extensive margin (work or not). The CIA World Factbook with global information on geography, people, governments, economies, communications, transportation, the military, and international issues.Child labour in global society.

[Paul Close;] -- This book presents a novel study of children's compulsory productive educational labour in modern and modernizing societies under globalization, and the implications for such matters as children's.Indeed, the recent era has been marked by growing firm concentration, with large firms earning the lion’s share of profits.

McKinsey Global Institute calculates that the top 10 percent of the world’s public companies earn 80 percent of the profits, and firms with more than $1 billion in revenues account for 60 percent of all global revenues and 65 percent of market capitalization.