International Trade Union Solidarity and the Impact of the Crisis (2015:1epa)

The broad and multifaceted notion of solidarity has always been at the heart of trade unions formation and activity. Although the same is true for transnational trade unions, the plethora of conflicts and necessary trade-offs is significantly broader, which affects the very meaning of the concept. In this policy analysis Rebecca Gumbrell-McCormick and Richard Hyman analyse the specificity of international trade union solidarity, and examine the impact of the economic crisis on the prospects of achieving such solidarity at the EU level.

The publication is a part of the SIEPS project Social Europe.

Rebecca Gumbrell-McCormick is Senior Lecturer in Management at Birkbeck, University of London. Richard Hyman is Emeritus Professor of Industrial Relations at London School of Economics and Political Science.