By Kaye Broadbent:
This booklet investigates the position of girls and labour activism in Asia, demonstrating that girls were lively in union and non union established campaigns during the area. even if focusing totally on girls, the contributions to this ebook tackle matters that impact all employees. Chapters on China, India, Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Bangladesh research the half that woman labour activism has performed within, and outdoors, formal union activities. when documenting the atypical components characterising person nationwide contexts, the booklet emphasises the similarities in women’s studies of union and labour activism and the boundaries girls labour activists have confronted. It considers the relationships among ladies union contributors and activists and male officers and union contributors, hyperlinks with different social routine – rather the wider women’s circulation – and the main points of particular labour campaigns and struggles. In doing so, it presents a whole account of the function of ladies in union activism in Asia, protecting all of the significant economies of the area, and effectively tough the present belief of Asian ladies staff as passive and bored with business matters.
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Extra resources for Women and Labour Organizing in Asia (ASAA Women in Asia)
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Tshoaedi, M. (2002) ‘Women in the labour movement: perceptions of gender democracy in South African trade unions’, in F. Colgan and S. Ledwith (eds) Gender, Diversity and Trade Unions: International Perspectives, London: Routledge. Yamashita, M. (2005) ‘Japanese labor-management relations in an era of diversification of employment types: diversifying workers and the role of labor unions’, The Japan Labor Review, 2 (1): 105–17. 2 Indonesia Separate organizing within unions Michele Ford The revitalization of the Indonesian labour movement began in the feminized, labour-intensive export-oriented industries from the early 1990s after decades of repression by Suharto’s New Order regime (1966–98).
The service and industrial sectors account for 22 and 66 per cent, respectively, of women’s jobs in urban centres, while in rural areas, 66 per cent of women are engaged in agriculture (Reerink 2006). 3 See Ford (2006b) for a discussion of these and other challenges faced by Indonesian unions. 4 For a chronology of Trimurti’s public life, see Trimurti (1975). 5 In that same year, women accounted for 56 per cent of the membership of FSPMI’s affiliate in the electronics sector, down from 64 per cent in 2001 (FSPMI 2004, 2005).