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dc.contributor.authorHardy, Jane
dc.identifier.citationHardy , J 2015 , ' Explaining 'varieties of solidarity': Labour mobility and trade unions in an enlarged Europe ' , Transfer: European Review of Labour and Research , vol. 21 , no. 2 , pp. 187-200 .
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dc.description.abstractThe enlargement of the European Union in 2004 and 2007 simultaneously extended the freedom of movement to workers from new Member States and sharpened existing economic inequalities within the EU. Drawing on the data of three projects, this article examines the conditions under which, and in what ways, real (as opposed to rhetorical) solidarity is forged by trade unions within and across boundaries in relation to migrant workers. Sectoral dynamics provide important insights into cross-country commonalities. In particular, the data demonstrate the importance of the strategies of individual unions and the agency of individuals within them in explaining ‘varieties of solidarity’ and their varying success. The article concludes by arguing that the growth of right-wing xenophobic parties and the failure of social democratic parties to offer an alternative narrative mean that trade union strategies are being formulated and executed in an increasingly hostile political climate.en
dc.relation.ispartofTransfer: European Review of Labour and Research
dc.subjectlabour mobility
dc.subjecttrade unions
dc.subjectNew Member States
dc.subjectEU enlarment
dc.titleExplaining 'varieties of solidarity': Labour mobility and trade unions in an enlarged Europeen
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Research on Management, Economy and Society
dc.contributor.institutionGlobal Economy and Business Research Unit
dc.contributor.institutionHertfordshire Business School
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
dc.relation.schoolHertfordshire Business School
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review

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