Just Work: Migrant Workers' Struggles Today (Wildcat)

Just Work: Migrant Workers' Struggles Today (Wildcat)

By: Mondli Hlatshwayo (editor), Aziz Choudry (editor)Paperback

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Just Work? offers a vast range of original, grass-roots perspectives on global migrant labour organising in the twenty-first century. From diverse workers' organisations in South Africa to migrant worker resistance in the Gulf, from forest workers in the Czech Republic to domestic workers' structures in Hong Kong, this volume will bring together a wealth of lived experiences and hidden struggles for the first time. Highlighting the changing nature of frontline struggles against exploitation, Just Work? proves that migrant workers are finding new and innovative ways of resisting neoliberal immigration measures. They are forced to fight against the precarious nature of jobs from both within and outside of traditional forms of labour organisations. With contributions from scholars and activists from around the world engaged in this resistance, this will be an accessible collection based on grass-roots experiences, placed in a political economy framework. The full list of regions explored are: South Africa, Philippines, Gulf Arab States, Czech Republic, Hong Kong, Japan, London, Nigeria, New Zealand, Canada and Switzerland.

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Aziz Choudry is associate professor in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education at McGill University and visiting professor at the Centre for Education Rights and Transformation, University of Johannesburg. He serves on the board of the Immigrant Workers Centre in Montreal. He is the author of Learning Activism: The Intellectual Life of contemporary Social Movements. Mondli Hlatshwayo is a senior lecturer in the Centre for Education Rights and Transformation at the University of Johannesburg. Previously he worked for Khanya College, a Johannesburg-based NGO, as an educator and researcher. As an activist, he has been involved in a number of anti-xenophobia campaigns in South Africa.


Acknowledgements 1 Just Work? Migrant Workers, Capitalist Globaliszation and Resistance, by Aziz Choudry and Mondli Hlatshwayo Part I: Africa and the Middle East 2 Xenophobia, Resilience, and Resistance of Immigrant Workers in South Africa: Collective and Individual Responses, by Mondli Hlatshwayo 3 States of Exclusion: Migrant Work in the Gulf Arab States, by Adam Hanieh 4 Undocumented Migrant Workers in Nigeria: Labouring in the Shadows of Regional Integration, by Baba Ayelabola Part II: Europe 5 Migrant Rights Activism and the Tree Workers Case in the Czech Republic, by Marek Canek 6 Towards a History of the Latin American Workers Association 2002-12, by Jake Lagnado 7 Lessons from Migrant Workers' Organisation and Mobilisation in Switzerland, by Vasco Pedrina Part III: Asia and the Pacific 8 Migrant Unionism in Hong Kong: A Case Study of Experiences of Foreign Domestic Workers in Union Organiszing, by Asia Pacific Mission for Migrants 9 The Possibilities and Limitations of Organiszing Immigrant Workers in Japan: The Case of the Local Union of the All-Japan Metal and Information Machinery Workers' Union, by Hiroshi Ueki 10 Disaster Capitalism and Migrant Worker Organising in Aotearoa/New Zealand, by Edward Miller and Dennis Maga Part IV: North America 11 Migrante, Abante: Building Filipino Migrant Worker Leadership through Participatory Action Research, by Valerie Francisco 12 Temporary Employment Agency Workers in Montreal: Immigrant and Migrant Workers' Struggles in Canada, by Aziz Choudry and Mostafa Henaway Contributor biographies Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 04/12/2015
  • ISBN13: 9780745335834
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9780745335834
  • weight: 363
  • ISBN10: 0745335837

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