Maurizio Atzeni has organised a fascinating, international line-up of speakers around the theme of workers' organisation and precarious work at Loughborough University 23-24 April.
The event reflects key themes of his last book (http://tinyurl.com/k5tbvpt) which is a result of the research arising from his Marie Curie Fellowship: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/sbe/inspire-08/bottom-up/
Maurizio taught on the MA ILTUS in October whilst there invited myself and students to attend the event to discuss how teaching trade unionists at Ruskin reflected/projected theory/practice around precarious work and organising.
The event details are below, and I welcome those who read this blog to come along. Please contact me for further details.
The organisation of work in Chilean Ports and dockworkers organisation- Lucas Cifuentes, Advisor of the dockworkers Union/Universidad de Chile
Migrant organising in the UK-Gabriella Alberti, Univ. of Leeds and Independent workers of Great Britain; Joyce Jiang, Roehampton Univ. and J4DW (Justice for Domestic Worker)
Workers in retail distribution centres in the UK and in Italy- Workers' Initiative Poland (Inicjatywa Pracownicza), Angry Workers of the World, Devi Sacchetto Univ. of Padua/Connessioni Precarie and Giorgio Grappi, Università di Bologna/Coordinamento migranti di Bologna e di Connessioni precarie
Forced Labour in Brazil (and beyond), Fabiola Mieres, Durham University
Workers’organisation in textiles sweetshops in Argentina- Jeronimo Montero, Ministry of Labour and CONICET Argentina
Pedagogical insights of producing knowledge for and with activists and union organisers- Ian Manborde, Ruskin College, Oxford
Organising informal transport workers in developing countries- The Global Labour Institute and the International Transport Federation