Unable to Shape the Political Arena: The Impact of Poor Quality Employment on Unions in Post-Transition Chile
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This article examines why, after 20 years of government by a centre-left coalition, the political position of unions in Chile has probably weakened. The academic literature has predominantly focused on the political and sociological factors that have shaped labour legislation and potential reform. This paper complements these perspectives with empirical evidence and argues that, in addition to the political and sociological factors that the literature has highlighted, the increased use of flexible forms of employment makes it impossible for unions to recover a position of strength with their current methods of organisation and mobilisation, and therefore concludes that Chile's unions need to find new ways of acting in the political arena.
Quote ItemBanco Central de Chile. Documentos de Trabajo Nº4 | October 2012
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