Briefing from ROAPE Volume 14 Number 39
Spreading American Corporatism: 3rd World Union Education
Workers’ organisations in the core and periphery serve different and often conflicting purposes. Historically, Third World trade union movements performed social and political, as well as economic functions, which contributed to national independence movements and to political and economic development. The particular form a Third World labour organisation adopted and the specific policies it pursued usually reflected the interactions of indigenous and external socio-economic and political forces.