Labour rights in Latin America after a decade of leftist regimes





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. 





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


Coffe break



Bolivian labor unions under shifting political regimes

Håvard Haarstad, University of Bergen



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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