Organising with or against Formations of Migrant Labour? Challenges and New Directions for Labour Movements in Denmark and Beyond
About the project
This PhD project examines formations of migrant labour in the context of collective actions and (challenges of) shaping alliances across labour market segmentations from a multi-scalar perspective. It primarily focuses on strategies and efforts employed by Danish trade unions when organising around migrant labour, here approached as not only involving migrant workers in a host-country, but additionally as labour relations generally involving conditions of precariousness, temporariness, displacement, and/or low wages.
The project takes place in the context of the ‘Danish model’, referring to the historically central role of collective bargaining in the national regulatory framework, which is challenged by decentralization, the intensification of EU’s internal market, and by novel forms of precarious labour relations and labour market segmentations along racial, ethnic, and gendered lines.