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[IWS] GLOBAL LABOUR UNIVERSITY--PAPERS (Full-text) from Berlin Conference on Labour and the Global Crisis: Sharing the Burden(!)Shaping the Future(?) [15 &16 September 2010]

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Press Release 16 September 2010

Labour and the Global Crisis: Sharing the Burden(!)Shaping the Future(?)


BERLIN-The Global Labour University held its annual Conference from 15 to 16 September in Berlin on the theme: Labour and the Global Crisis: Sharing the Burden(!) Shaping the Future (?).The two-day Conference was opened by the President of the Confederation of German Trade Unions (DGB), Mr. Michael Sommer.


This year, the Conference gathered trade unionists and researchers from over 50 countries to discuss analyses of the crisis, identify short-term stabilisation and long-term solutions, and debate how to meet the challenge to re-regulate the global economy in order to increase the control of democratic government over global capital.


Global Labour University Conference, 14-16 September 2010, Berlin, Germany




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No. & Title of Paper


5. Restarting History: Why the global labour movement must challenge the ‘corporate theory of society’, and how it might go about doing it.

Conor Cradden

8. Non-standard employment relations or the erosion of workers’ rights

Jan Cremers

10. Wild Capitalism in Post Communist Transformation: the Case of Serbia

Martin Upchurch

15. Consciousness, Capacities and Visions of Alternatives to the Capitalist Logic

Melisa R. Serrano, Edlira Xhafa

16. Finance-dominated capitalism in crisis -- the case for a Global Keynesian New Deal

Eckhard Hein, Achim Truger

17. Economic change and labour’s decline: an empirical qualification concerning their association

Bill Dunn

18. Determinants of functional income distribution in OECD countries

Engelbert Stockhammer

20. Fiscal Crisis in Europe or a Crisis of Distribution?

Özlem Onaran

21. Impact of Global Economic Recession on the Livelihood of Diamond Workers: a case study of Gujarat, India

Sarbeswara Sahoo

22. Women in Northeastern Brazilian Labor Market in the 2000s: Growth, Post-Crisis Scenarios and Gendered Job Precariousness

Andre Luiz Martins

23. Changes in the World of Work: New Information and Communication Technologies, Pension Funds and Shareholder Activism

Paulo Sérgio Fracalanza

25. The Global Crisis and its ‘Resilient Response’ in India: Furthering the Neoliberal Labour Reform Agenda?

Saumyajit Bhattacharya

26. The Double Burden on Maquila Workers: Violence and Crisis in Northern Mexico

Hepzibah Munoz Martinez

27. Labour and the Locusts: Trade Union responses to corporate governance regulation in the European Union

Laura Horn

30. A rowing boat on the open sea, or in a haven from financial and environmental crises? New Zealand, the GFC, and a union response

Bill Rosenberg

35. 'Decent Work Deficit’ of self-employed workers in the urban informal sector: Evidence from street vending in Mumbai

Debdulal Saha

36. How do institutions affect the labour market adjustment to the economic crisis in different EU countries?

Andrew Watt

37. Impact of transnational company agreements on social dialogue and industrial relations - ABSTRACT

Isabelle Schömann

39. Hard Hit by the Crisis? Women Workers in Export Oriented Garments and Organized Retail Trade - ABSTRACT

Neetha Pillai

44. Employment situation in Mumbai: An analysis

D. P. Singh

45. Economic Growth, Employment and Labour Market Regulation in Brazil

Paulo Baltar, José Dari Krein, Eugenia Troncoso Leone

46. Meeting the Right’s Attack on Public Sector Unions in the US......Are there Effective Strategies?

Lee H. Adler

49. Turkish Unions in the face of the Crisis of Capitalism

Yasemin Ozgun, Ozgur Muftuoglu

51. Globalisation, Liberalisation and Agrarian Distress. A Study of Suicides among Farmers in India

Gaurang R. Sahay

52. How Secure is National Rural Employement Guarantee as a Safety Net

Pragya Khanna

59. The past, present and future of public spending

David Hall

60. Labour market deregulation and climate change

David Bensman

65. An Economic Analysis of Unemployment in Brazil

Marcelo Weishaupt Proni

67. Creating a Functional State - Redefining Labour-Capital relationship in Nepal

Chandra D. Bhatta

70. Addressing Competition: Strategies for Organizing Precarious Workers - Cases from Canada

Maya Bhullar

85. Investment and Labour in the global crisis: Faceless capital and the challenges to trade unions in Brazil

Maria Alejandra Caporale Madi

89. The eco-logic of the global capitalist crisis

Devan Pillay

94. The (so-called) crisis of the Euro

Trevor Evans

95. An opportunity not taken…yet: U.S. labor and the current economic crisis

Chris Tilly

96. Collective Actions Push Trade Union Reform in China

Lin Yanling

97. Development, Globalization and Decent Work: An Emerging Labour Paradigm

Edward Webster

98. Reform options of Financial Systems

Hansjörg Herr

99. Minimum wages under the conditions of the global economic crisis

Thorsten Schulten

100. Response of the US Labor Movement to the Economic Crisis

Jason Russel



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