Labour and the Kanak people's struggle for sovereignty

Le Queux, Stéphane (2018) Labour and the Kanak people's struggle for sovereignty. International Union Rights, 25 (4). pp. 10-12.

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On 14 July 2018, as the French military was parading in the streets of Nouméa, an extraordinary Congress of the Parti Travailliste de Kanaky (PT, English: Labour Party of Kanaky) voted to abstain from the New Caledonia’s 4 November referendum on sovereignty. Later, in their 16th Congress the Union Syndicale des travailleurs Kanak et des exploités (USTKE) also decided to opt out with a large majority. That the USTKE (which from its very foundation in 1981 has been at the forefront of the independence movement) and the Labour PartyPT (its political wing) decided so, may seem puzzling. Yet, it makes sense for practical and tactical reasons.

Item ID: 57068
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
ISSN: 2308-5142
Keywords: Kanak USTKE Indigenous peoples and unions
Copyright Information: This article is freely accessible through the publisher's website.
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2020 05:15
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1606 Political Science > 160606 Government and Politics of Asia and the Pacific @ 50%
15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1503 Business and Management > 150306 Industrial Relations @ 50%
SEO Codes: 91 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 9104 Management and Productivity > 910401 Industrial Relations @ 50%
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