Trade unions in Thailand: declining strength and influence

Yukongdi, Vimolwan (2008) Trade unions in Thailand: declining strength and influence. In: Trade unions in Asia: an economic and sociological analysis. Taylor & Francis (Routledge), London and New York, pp. 216-234. ISBN 978-0-415-41007-6


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.

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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Management and Marketing
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2010 05:58
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2016 03:15
Uncontrolled Keywords: Thailand; trade unions; trade unions in Asia
Fields of Research : 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150306 Industrial Relations
16 Studies in Human Society > 1699 Other Studies in Human Society > 169903 Studies of Asian Society
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150305 Human Resources Management
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9104 Management and Productivity > 910401 Industrial Relations

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