September 2018 Issue of the Global Labour Journal now available


The latest edition of the Global Labour Journal is available online. You can access the issue here. The Global Labour Journal is an open-access, fully peer-reviewed online journal.

The Journal serves as a forum to capture the plentiful and diverse scholarly work emerging on labour activities worldwide. It seeks to explore the role of globalisation in breaking down boundaries between the global/local and the public/private as they relate to labour activities.

Our aim is to provide a global forum for scholarly work on a comparative sociology of labour movements. Thus our intention is to understand, record and promote the transition of the labour movement into a new form of global unionism, and to highlight how labour activities are increasingly shaped by global forces.

September 2018 Contents

ARTICLES The Trade-Labour Nexus: Global Value Chains and Labour Provisions in European Union Free Trade Agreements Mirela Barbu, Liam Campling, Adrian Smith, James Harrison, Ben Richardson Austerity, Labor Market Reform and the Growth of Precarious Employment in Greece during the Eurozone Crisis

Geoff Kennedy Why Do Trade Unions Engage in Wage Coordination, Although It Does Not Work? Evidence from the German Metal Sector Martin Seeliger Brazilian Labour Reform in Historical Perspective Roberto Véras de Oliveira GLOBAL ISSUES A Right-Wing Workers' Movement? Impressions from Germany Klaus Dörre DEBATES Class Power and Union Capacities: A Research Note on the Power Resources Approach Alexander Gallas The Spectre of Social Democracy: A Symptomatic Reading of the Power Resources Approach Jörg Nowak BOOK REVIEWS Review of: Megha Amrith (2016) Caring for Strangers: Filipino Medical Workers in Asia Jemima Joy Gbadago Review of: Anne Zacharias-Walsh (2016) Our Unions, Our Selves: The Rise of Feminist Labour Unions in Japan Zita Lui Review of: Ching Kwan Lee (2017) The Specter of Global China: Politics, Labor and Foreign Investment in Africa Sadhika Nanda Review of: Tom Barnes (2016) Informal Labour in Urban India: Three Cities, Three Journeys Garima Singh Review of: Amrita Pande (2014) Wombs in Labor: Transactional Commercial Surrogacy in India Edward Webster ISA RC44 BOOK REVIEW PANEL Review of: Bridget Kenny (2018) Retail Worker Politics, Race and Consumption in South Africa: Shelved in the Service Economy Jennifer Jihye Chun Review of: Sabrina Zajak (2017) Transnational Activism, Global Labor Governance and China Stefan Schmalz Review of: Elaine Hui (2018) Hegemonic Transformation: The State, Laws, and Labour Relations in Post-Socialist China Lu Zhang


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