rapid and huge increase in the amount of economic
activity taking place across national boundaries has
had an enormous impact on the lives of workers and
their communities everywhere.
current form of globalisation, with the international
rules and policies that underpin it, has brought poverty
and hardship to millions of workers, particularly
those in developing and transition countries.
have seen an erosion of their working conditions,
wages and job security in a time of unprecedented
wealth and technological capability.
There is no doubt that globalisation creates problems
for workers. These problems do not respond to purely
national solutions and an international response is
therefore needed from the trade union movement in
order to safeguard workers' and other social rights.
This website was created by the TUC's EU &
International Relations Department as a resource
primarily for trade unionists interested in globalisation.
The aim of this website is to:
key issues and to highlight trade union responses
to aspects of globalisation of particular interest
to working people.
- provide updates on international trade union campaigns
as a resource for trade
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