Trade Unions and Racism in London, Brussels and Paris Public Transport

17 Pages Posted: 15 Aug 2007

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Stephen Jefferys

London Metropolitan University - Working Lives Research Institute

Nouria Ouali

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Abstract

This article considers how trade unions respond to systemic racism at work. Based on case studies in the UK, Belgium and France, it identifies a gap between the national-level anti-racist policies of several European trade unions and local-level union workplace practices: direct racism is often denied and indirect racism rarely challenged. It describes and analyzes this gap arguing that unions must more consciously champion anti-racism and recommends a leadership role for workplace representatives.

Suggested Citation

Jefferys, Steve and Ouali, Nouria, Trade Unions and Racism in London, Brussels and Paris Public Transport. Industrial Relations Journal, Vol. 38, Issue 5, pp. 406-422, September 2007, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1006920 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2338.2007.00455.x

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London Metropolitan University - Working Lives Research Institute ( email )

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Nouria Ouali

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