Trade unions in Thailand: declining strength and influence

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Yukongdi, Vimolwan. 2008. "Trade unions in Thailand: declining strength and influence." Benson, John and Zhu, Ying (ed.) Trade unions in Asia: an economic and sociological analysis. London and New York. Routledge. pp. 216-234
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Trade unions in Thailand: declining strength and influence

Book Chapter CategoryEdited book (chapter)
ERA Publisher ID3137
3415
Book TitleTrade unions in Asia: an economic and sociological analysis
Authors
AuthorYukongdi, Vimolwan
EditorsBenson, John and Zhu, Ying
Page Range216-234
Number of Pages19
Year2008
PublisherRoutledge
Taylor & Francis
Place of PublicationLondon and New York
ISBN9780415410076
Abstract

This chapter seeks to address the following questions: Howe do trade unions organise themselves? What kinds of activities are trade unions involved in? What are the strategies adopted by trade unions? The chapter begins by tracing the emergence of trade unions within the historical, political, economic and legal context of Thailand. Following this discussion, the types and structure of unions and the activities in which they engage will be examined. The outcomes and effectivenes of trade unions, and their current condition will be explained. The chapter concludes by discussing the challenges and future propects for trade unions in THailand.

KeywordsThailand; trade unions; trade unions in Asia
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020350504. Industrial and employee relations
449901. Studies of Asian society
350503. Human resources management
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