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International Federation for Chemical, Energy, Mine and General Workers: labour internationalism as vertical networking?

Paul Routledge and Andrew Cumbers

in Global Justice Networks

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print March 2009 | ISBN: 9780719076855
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781702307 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719076855.003.0006
International Federation for Chemical, Energy, Mine and General Workers: labour internationalism as vertical networking?

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This chapter focuses upon the International Federation for Chemical, Energy, Mine and General Workers (ICEM), a longer established global union federation with more a formal hierarchical organizational structure, with power largely centred on national affiliates. Its primary objective is concerned with improving the working conditions of its membership worldwide and contesting employment change through formal state structures.

Keywords: International Federation for Chemical, Energy, Mine and General Workers; ICEM; global union federation; employment change; hierarchical organization; working conditions

Chapter.  12307 words. 

Subjects: Politics

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