Organising In and Along Value Chains. What Does It Mean for Trade Unions?

Globalisation has become a household word that for millions of  workers means uncertainty, loss of jobs and income, and upheaval. Outsourcing, offshoring, subcontracting and agency work have taken their toll on union membership. For many, this development is not only threatening, it has taken on a look of being inescapable. But is that really so? Is there no way for workers and trade unions around the world to collectively exercise their democratic rights to form unions, to voice their concerns and represent their interests?

Michael Fichter. (2015). Organising In and Along Value Chains. What Does It Mean for Trade Unions?International Policy Analysis. FES/ Global Policy and Development