Conflict

On nurses, strikes, and public sociology

On 24th May 2016 nurses who work at the Child Health Centre, the major paediatric centre for serious illnesses in Poland, started a strike action.

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Cleaning up the mess

What does alleged cheating at both the world’s largest car-maker and the largest electronics manufacturer tell us about state regulation and the role of labour?

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The trap of “social partnership” discourse– Some keys for reflection from Claus Offe

The expression “social partners” is often used lightly in the literature on employment relations, not only in institutional texts, but more surprisingly in academic research and trade union discourse. However, "employer organizations" and "trade unions" do not have equal structural positions and opportunities in our capitalist society, and this should be recalled. I would like to share some reflections from an article by Claus Offe, that I found enlightening for understanding this unbalance. 

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