During this crisis thousands of people protested daily against the government.
Past and Present JuneThe International Institute for Social History Amsterdam, The Netherlands About Labor migration is a vast, global, and highly fluid phenomenon in the 21st century, capturing public attention and driving political controversy.
There are more labor migrants working in areas beyond their birth country or region than Global labour before. Although scattered across the social ladder, migrant workers have always clustered, at least initially, in the bottom rungs of the working class.
Even as cross-border or inter-regional movement may beckon as a source of hope and new opportunity, the experience for the migrants and their families is often fraught with peril. Labor migrants are vulnerable: They often face arrest or deportation when attempting to fight for their rights, and are bound to special documents that limit their ability to change jobs.
Moreover, as recent history reminds us, host-country fears directed towards labor migrants can also spark larger political movements characterized by nativist, racist, or even outright fascist tendencies. Clearly, there is a need to combat fear with understanding and to reach for improved global regulations and standards to protect the rights and welfare of migrants alongside those of host country working people.
Because today global labor migration is shaping the lives of millions, and because it is receiving unprecedented attention by scholars, the newly-formed Global Labor Migration Network GLMN is currently planning for a Global Labor Migration Summit to take place in Amsterdam in summer The conference will also include a range of presentation formats: Our keynote speakers for the conference have been announced!
The deadline to submit paper proposals for this conference has passed. Co-Sponsors A special thanks to the current co-sponsors for this conference:Global labor arbitrage is an economic phenomenon where, as a result of the removal of or disintegration of barriers to international trade, jobs move to nations where labor and the cost of doing business (such as environmental regulations).
Global Labor Justice (GLJ) is a strategy hub supporting transnational collaboration among worker and migrant organizations to expand labor rights and new forms of bargaining on global value chains and international labor migration corridors.
The International Labour Organization (ILO) is the tripartite United Nations agency that brings together governments, employers and workers of its member sta. Global Labor Justice (GLJ) is a strategy hub supporting transnational collaboration among worker and migrant organizations to expand labor rights and new forms of bargaining on global value chains and international labor migration corridors.
The Global Labour University (GLU) is a network of trade unions, universities, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and the ILO (International Labour Organisation) to deliver high-level qualification programmes.
The Global Labour Institute in Manchester is a not-for-profit organisation, established in in cooperation with the Global Labour Institute in Switzerland and the Global Labor Institute at Cornell University (now Trade Unions for Energy Democracy), New York.