We won't pay for their crisis! a critical assessment of trade union responses to the Global Financial Crisis

Le Queux, Stéphane, and Peetz, David (2011) We won't pay for their crisis! a critical assessment of trade union responses to the Global Financial Crisis. In: Proceedings of the 25th Conference of the Association Of Industrial Relations Academics Of Australia And New Zealand, pp. 1-10. From: AIRAANZ 2011 25th Conference of the Association Of Industrial Relations Academics Of Australia And New Zealand, 2 - 4 February 2011, Auckland, New Zealand.

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Abstract

The Global Financial Crisis (GFC) has had a profound impact on working families around the world. Developed economies seem to have been the hardest hit and still struggle to recover. Governments went to the rescue, with the full backing of organised labour which saw the crisis as compelling argument for a paradigmatic shift in global governance. Yet, such shift did not occur and instead austerity plans are on the agenda for the years to come. While social partnership and fiscal stimulus proved to efficiently alleviate the impact on jobs, this paper critically discuss trade union responses to the GFC raising a politically uneasy question: who paid for it?

Item ID: 15387
Item Type: Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)
Keywords: Global Financial Crisis
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2011 06:53
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1503 Business and Management > 150306 Industrial Relations @ 100%
SEO Codes: 91 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 9104 Management and Productivity > 910401 Industrial Relations @ 100%
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