Revitalising Trade Unions as Civil Society Actors in India

Michael Gillan, Janaka Biyanwila

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In the past, leading national trade unions in India failed to develop a strongbase among unorganised (informal) sector workers and limited their engagementwith civil society. Recent initiatives to redress the latter are assessedwith reference to the opportunities and constraints that emerge from theorganisational structure and ideological and political affiliations of tradeunions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)425-447
JournalSouth Asia : Journal of South Asian Studies
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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