WSG4: ORGANISING IN OUR TRADE UNIONS-Epub Version
Nigel Flanagan in Organising in Our Trade Unions expands on chapters 7, 9, and 10 from his 2023 book Our Trade Unions. Organising in Our Trade Unions attempts to “create a new debate and new energy, with inspiration from successful trade union struggles. These are in our own history and in the Global South in countries like Kenya and Morocco.” Flanagan considers union power in Africa and argues for a revitalised role for the trade union membership.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Nigel Flanagan is a long-standing activist and organiser, who has worked all over the world including Africa, Russia, India, and Palestine. He is the author of the book ‘Our Trade Unions’ described as a ‘bruising read’ for trade union activists and a Producer of the film biography of Jack Jones.
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