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    The international trade union confederation: from two (or more?) identities to one

    Gumbrell-McCormick, Rebecca (2013) The international trade union confederation: from two (or more?) identities to one. British Journal of Industrial Relations 51 (2), pp. 240-263. ISSN 0007-1080.

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    Abstract

    The International Trade Union Confederation was founded in 2006, consisting primarily of former affiliates of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions and the World Confederation of Labour (although its creation was not formally a merger). I show how changes in the ideologies and identities of both confederations helped to overcome years of mutual antagonism and paved the way for unification. I consider the unification process in the broader perspective of the literature on trade union mergers but stress the need to focus on the role of ideas in such structural changes. The conclusion considers the problems the new confederation faces in developing a common set of ideas and a clear identity out of the separate orientations of its forerunners.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Management
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2013 12:04
    Last Modified: 20 Dec 2013 10:52
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/7250

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