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dc.contributor.convenorErling Rasmussenen_AU
dc.contributor.authorBroadbent, Kayeen_US
dc.contributor.editorErling Rasmussenen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T08:15:36Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T08:15:36Z
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.date.modified2010-08-06T07:21:49Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/28823
dc.description.abstractIn the 1990s women-only unions re-emerged in Japan and Korea. These unions unlike the mainstream mixed unions in both countries, organise the growing non full-time workforce and women employed in small non-unionised workplaces, both across enterprises and employment status boundaries. By examining several women-only unions in Japan and Korea this paper examines gender-specific union organising and its impact on women workers and the union movement. The paper argues the creation of women-only unions has been an important strategy for women workers in both countries because they address issues around women workers' employment conditions which mainstream unions have either overlooked or have been unable to overcome. They also create a valuable experience of unions and a connection with the working class movement for women workers who have not had this experience. Their success however, has differed. While the gains of Japan's women-only unions are limited, Korea's women-only unions have been much more successful in mobilising women workers and overcoming sexism in the union movement. Their success is due to the availability of broader organisational assistance and expertise, the existence of a substantial progressive union federation and combined campaigns with the broader mixed union movement.en_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherAssociation of Industrial Relations Academics Australia and New Zealanden_US
dc.publisher.placeNew Zealanden_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.mngt.waikato.ac.nz/airaanz/index.aspen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofconferencenameAIRAANZ Conference 2007en_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitleDiverging Employment Relations Patterns in Australia and New Zealanden_US
dc.relation.ispartofdatefrom2007-02-07en_US
dc.relation.ispartofdateto2007-02-09en_US
dc.relation.ispartoflocationAuckland, NZen_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode350203en_US
dc.titleWomen-only unions in Japan and Korea: The impact of gender specific organisingen_US
dc.typeConference outputen_US
dc.type.descriptionE2 - Conference Publications (Non HERDC Eligible)en_US
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publicationsen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, Dept of Employment Relations and Human Resourcesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2007 AIRAANZ. The attached file is posted here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher, for your personal use only. No further distribution permitted. Use hypertext link for access to publisher's website.en_AU
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