Labour rights in Latin America after a decade of leftist regimes

 

 

 

Seminar
 

Wednesday 21 September; 12:30 - 16:00

Litteraturhuset (room: Amalie Skram), Wergelandsgate 29, Oslo

 

Registration here (free entrance)

 

After several decades of challenges to labor unions from authoritarianism as well as neoliberalism, the last decade of left wing governments has signified new changes in the relationship between labor unions and governments in Latin America. In this seminar we will take stock of the current situation in different Latin American countries and ask how it is influenced by global forces, strategies of different labor unions as well as the political color of current governments. 

 

Programme

12:30

 

Labor rights in Chile in comparative perspective

 

Carmen Espinoza Miranda,
Programa de Economía del Trabajo (PET) y Unviersidad Academia de Humanismo Cristiano, (Chile)

13:30 Old corporatism and new politics: understanding Brazilian labour unions Simon Pahle, University of Life Sciences (UMB), Ås

14:00

Coffe break

 

14:15

Bolivian labor unions under shifting political regimes

Håvard Haarstad, University of Bergen

14:45

 

Prepared comments: The Latin American situation - unions in comparative perspectives 

 

Christine Parker, The Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO)

Liv Tørres, Appointed Secretary Genral of Norwegian People's Aid

15:15 General debate

 

16:00 End  
     

 


 

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Published May 2, 2011 2:13 PM - Last modified Nov. 20, 2013 1:19 PM