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Brazil: Between Global Trends and National Politics — Restructuring and Workers’ Responses

  • Angela Maria Carneiro Araújo
  • Leda Gitahy
  • Alessandra Rachid
  • Adrianna Marques da Cunha
Part of the The Future of Work Series book series (TFW)

Abstract

The internationalisation of the Brazilian white goods industry in the 1990s raises a debate on the restructuring processes of its major firms and their consequences for employment, work conditions, as well as for industrial relations, especially with regard to trade unions.

Keywords

Minimum Wage Assembly Line Collective Bargaining Union Leader Global World 
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© Theo Nichols and Surhan Cam 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Angela Maria Carneiro Araújo
  • Leda Gitahy
  • Alessandra Rachid
  • Adrianna Marques da Cunha

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