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December 09, 2003

A classic "yes, but" press release, from the International Trade Union Movement. ICT jobs are good, but not the ones currently being created, they say.

"Millions of workers are being drafted into forms of new economy employment that are clearly unfit for the information age," says Philip Jennings, General Secretary of Union Network International. "But the question of action to ensure that fundamental workers' rights are respected has been side-stepped."

David Steven @ December 9, 2003 07:15 PM | TrackBack

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I think what Jennings says is broadly right, but it's a shame his tone is so reactionary. They won't let us organise our unions as we want to. It is vital that unions play a significant role in the developing information/knowledge economy to protect workers' rights, but they are going to have to adapt to a post-fordist world much better than they do at present (at least in Britain).
Dan Walters @ December 9, 2003 10:16 PM

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