Sunday, 8 March 2015

Organising the Unorganisable? Voices from the bottom up: Researchers and Activists Forum on Precarious Work 23-24 April


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 ( which is a result of the research arising from his Marie Curie Fellowship:

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.

Organising the Unorganisable?
Voices from the Bottom Up
Researchers and Activists Forum on Precarious Work

Loughborough University 23-24 April 2015
An insight view of workers struggles in China- Ralf Gongchao Collective

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  

In Solidarity


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