||Book launch: Just Work, Ike's Books, 22 February
Patrick Bond joins Mondli Hlatshwayo and Aziz Choudry to launch "Just Work", Ike's Books, 22 February
Please join Aziz Choudry, Mondli Hlatshwayo and Patrick Bond for the launch of
Just Work? Migrant Workers Struggles Today
At Ike’s Books and Collectables
Monday 22nd Feb at 5.30pm
From the Gulf States to the Czech Republic, this is a truly global study of migrant labour struggles.
• The second title in Pluto's Wildcat series
• Carefully selected contributors from across the globe discuss this potentially explosive and powerful new social force.
Just Work? offers a vast range of original, grassroots perspectives on global migrant labour organising in the twenty-first century. From diverse worker’s organisations in South Africa to migrant worker resistance in the Gulf; from forest workers in the Czech Republic to domestic workers’ structures in Hong Kong, this volume will bring together a wealth of lived experiences and hidden struggles for the first time. Highlighting the changing nature of frontline struggles against exploitation, Just Work? proves that migrant workers are finding new and innovative ways of resisting
neoliberal immigration measures. They are forced to fight against the precarious nature of jobs from both within and outside of traditional forms of labour organisations. With contributions from scholars and activists from around the world engaged in this resistance, this will be an accessible collection based on grassroots experiences, placed in a political economy framework.
The full list of regions explored are: South Africa, Philippines, Gulf Arab States, Czech Republic, Hong Kong, Japan, London, Nigeria, New Zealand, Delhi, Canada and Switzerland.
Aziz Choudry is associate professor in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education at McGill University. He serves on the board of the Immigrant Workers Centre in Montreal. He is the author of Organize! (PM Press, 2012) and NGO-ization:Complicity, Contradictions and Prospects, (Zed Books, 2013).
Mondli Hlatshwayo is a researcher in the Centre for Education Rights and Transformation at the University of Johannesburg. Previously he worked for Khanya College, a Johannesburg-based NGO, as an educator and researcher. As an activist, he has been involved in a number of anti-xenophobia campaigns in South Africa
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