YTS, racial equality, and the trade unions

  • 27 Pages
  • 3.71 MB
  • English
Centre for Research in Ethnic Relations, Arts Building, University of Warwick , Coventry
Discrimination in employment -- Great Britain., Labor unions -- Great Britain., Minority youth -- Employment -- Great Bri


Great Bri

StatementJohn Wrench.
SeriesPolicy paper in ethnic relations,, no. 6
LC ClassificationsHD4903.5.G7 W74 1986
The Physical Object
Pagination27 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2454144M
ISBN 100948303700
LC Control Number87156121

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In recent years democratic politics has come under threat in a number of Euro-Atlantic countries, as the wealthy have increasingly been able to influence political outcomes. This ‘oligarchic shift’ has led a number of theorists to consider how democratic structures might be redesigned to insulate them from the influence of the wealthy.

As an alternative strategy, we suggest attend to the. Offering an authoritative basis for comparative analysis, this book is essential reading for researchers, teachers, trade unionists and students of industrial relations and equal opportunities, along with all those concerned with ensuring that modern organizations reflect and represent the needs and concerns of a diverse by: Equality and diversity: a trade union priority Equality: central to our aims and objectives This guide can be used by UNISON branches and reps to negotiate policies to promote diversity and equality in the workplace.

UNISON is committed to achieving equality in our workplaces, in our union and across society. For us, equality means.

Read this book on Questia. As long ago as I published a book with the title An Introduction to Trade Unionism, and with much the same intention as lies behind the present earlier book, in a revised form, was re-issued in with the title Organised has been long out of print. suggests, trade unions can be more effective than other organisations in furthering the struggle for racial equality, then it also follows that a shirking from equal opportunity issues and a connivance in racism by trade unions must have particularly severe implications for black people.

This article looks at the record of trade unions in the. An EU-funded study examined the role of Maltese trade unions in combating discrimination in the workplace on the grounds of race, disability, religion, sexual orientation and age.

The study was based mostly on interviews with three of the largest unions about their policies and practices on anti-discrimination and diversity.

The widening gap between rich and poor reflects a decline in trade union power, so argue the authors of the bestselling book The Spirit Level. according to a YouGov poll from April most people now show a preference for greater equality over greater national wealth.

56 per cent of people would like to see a more equal sharing of income, even. Though the U. Labor movement has its own racist history, the current attacks on trade unions, in which Blacks and Latinos are more likely to be union members, functions as another “divide and conquer” strategy that eliminates a working class network advocating for decent wages and benefits.

Racial Equity Tools is designed to support individuals and groups working to achieve racial site offers tools, research, tips, curricula and ideas for people who want to increase their own understanding and to help those working toward justice at every level – in systems, organizations, communities and the culture at large.

In the s, fewer than one in one hundred U.S. labor union members were African American. Bythe figure was more than one in five. Black and Blue explores the politics and history that led to this dramatic integration of organized labor.

In the process, the book tells a broader story about how the Democratic Party unintentionally sowed the seeds of labor's s: 1. The representation of women in the structures of the Austrian trade unions has a long tradition.

Claudia Sorger shows that despite this tradition, Austrian trade unions still show a deficit in gender equality, e. few women in leading positions.

The article discusses in which way approaches and strategies for the advancement of gender.

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Today marks the end of the Government’s consultation on its Trade Union Bill, a Bill that has not been without controversy. The consultation process has focused on three main areas - ballot thresholds in important public services, hiring agency staff during strike action, and regulating protests.

Given a number of these measures (and those not consulted on) could seriously. Trade unions, in light of their long tradition of fighting for equality in employment and capacity for mobilization, also have a key role to play in making politicians understand that 60 million ethnically diverse Europeans deserve justice and jobs, together with their majority population comrades.

The trade union movement brings people together through a commitment to equality and our real life experience of the challenges facing working people. We oppose any violence or intimidation, bullying or disrespect, towards any group that faces discrimination, and from whatever quarter.

Professor Marc Karson of Southern Illinois University, in his valuable book American Labor Unions in Politics,has summarized the results of Gompers’ attitudes: “There was no evidence that the federation leadership in the first half of the 20th century gave more than occasional lip-service opposition to racial discrimination within.

"Here is a piece of history not found in conventional textbooks. If ever there were a book our young needed, it is Meatpackers-it reveals an epoch in which trade unions fought and won whatever rights working people possess today.

With these rights constantly imperiled, this book is mandatory reading."--Studs Terkel "The stories are dramatically and richly told, and they offer insights no. Theories of Trade Unions Trade unionism is born out of industrialization which caught momentum after industrial revolution in England during the mod-nineteenth century.

The evolution of the trade unions has been interpreted in different ways by different authorities. Their views are expressed in the form of ideologies, approaches, theories etc.

John T. Dunlop has been of [ ]. The U.F.C.W. 21 union spokesman Tom Geiger told DealBook that Kroger’s claim about its dress code was unfounded. “The union for years has.

When the Union Army captures the Sea Islands, she returns to the south to teach the former slaves, part of the Army’s unusual experiment in racial equality. Despite her loyalty to the Union cause, her Southern heritage raises a brick wall of Yankee suspicion.

Oberlin College, Ohio. Fugitive slave Caro Jarvie longs to pick up a rifle to fight Reviews: A particular union initiative the previous government supported financially was the Trades Union Congress's (TUC) equality representative initiative. The Union Modernisation Fund financed 8 union-led projects to recruit and train union equality reps by mid Equality reps were a new type of union activist appointed or elected from.

The participants were women and men from trade unions in 12 countries who agreed to work together on a programme of 3 interrelated projects, together with the academic coordinator, Sue Ledwith of Ruskin College, Oxford UK.

The three research projects are closely interrelated and are: 1. Trade union structures & policies for gender and equality 2. The notion of a labour union is rooted in egalitarianism, in promoting the rights of workers through solidarity and unity. This core principle seems to sit comfortably with the idea of racial equality.

However, historically in the USA labour unions have found themselves on both sides of. Spurred on by members ‘kicking off’, unions have made a concerted effort to ensure that they uphold the same standards of equality they demand from employers.

Women, LGBT, BAME [Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic], immigrant workers and workers with disabilities are all actively included in campaigns and given both a voice and a listening ear. Drawing on data from a Europe wide project, together with existing data on equality and diversity initiatives, this book explores the work of trade unions in supporting equality and anti-discrimination policies across Europe and, in particular, the processes and collaborations involved in incorporating equality and diversity policies into trade union agendas.

MEMBERSHIP OF A TRADE UNION Right to form and join a section 5 of IRA, employers cannot: Put a condition in a contract of employment preventing an employee joining a trade union.

Refuse to employ a person on the grounds that he is a member of a union. Discriminate against a worker on the grounds that he is a member of a union. Trade union, also called labour union, association of workers in a particular trade, industry, or company created for the purpose of securing improvements in pay, benefits, working conditions, or social and political status through collective bargaining.

Historical development. As an organized movement, trade unionism (also called organized labour) originated in the 19th century in Great. Wrench, J. () `British Unions and Racism: Organisational Dilemmas in an Unsympathetic Climate', in R.

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Penninx and J. Roosblad (eds) Trade Unions, Immigration and Immigrants in Europe: New York: Berghahn Books. Google Scholar. Mexico equality followed a similar pattern, but democracy followed an inverse pattern subsequent to the Mexican Revolution.

In both countries, how trade unions related to and contributed to these changes varies greatly by sub-category of union. Some groups of unions have pushed for greater democracy and equality.

British trade unions in the new work place / Peter Ackers, Chris Smith and Paul Smith --Individualism and collectivism and the changing role of trade unions / Nick Bacon and John Storey --Union militancy and social partnership / John Kelly --Workplace trade unionism in the state sector / Peter Fairbrother --Empowerment versus intensification.

understandings about trade union education in its broadest context. The humanist works of Marx and other thinkers on the Left provide anchors for the analysis of the content of trade union education.

Supporters of racial equality should use their money to support BAME-owned businesses and BAME professionals, according to the head of a venture capital fund .Unequal Comrades: Trade Unions, Equal Opportunity and Racism April 6.

John Wrench: YTS, Racial Equality and the Trade Unions May 7. John Solomos: Riots, Urban Protest and Social Policy: The Interplay of Reform and Social Control December 8. Wendy Ball.In the s, fewer than one in one hundred U.S. labor union members were African American.

Bythe figure was more than one in five. Black and Blue explores the politics and history that led to this dramatic integration of organized labor.

In the process, the book tells a broader story about how the Democratic Party unintentionally sowed the seeds of labor’s decline.