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Workers’ Movements and Strikes in the 21st Century, a global perspective with Jörg Nowak

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Date(s) - Thursday, 17th May
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Five Leaves Bookshop


While workers’ movements have reduced in size and were considered out of date in most parts of the world during the 1990s, this century has seen a surge in new and unprecedented forms of strikes and workers’ organisations.

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This talk spans countries across global North and South and provides an account of working class resistance in the 21st century. Is there a potential for solidarity among workers in different parts of the world? What has caused the return to strike action, what forms of organisation are developing?

Dr. Jörg Nowak’s current research  focuses on mass strikes in India’s automobile industry and in Brazil’s construction industry in the period between 2011 and 2014.

His past research was about general strikes in Western Europe, transnational solidarity networks of workers, strategies of German trade unions against inequality and on state theory. He is Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow in the Faculty of Social Science at the University of Nottingham.

In association with The Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice (CSSGJ) at the University of Nottingham

Tickets: £3, redeemable against any purchase. Refreshments included.

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