Dr Victor Figueroa Clark, 2016
Name of publisher/editorLondon School of Economics
Geographic areaSouth America
Summary & key words
Trade unions in the three countries investigated in this report operate in an unwelcoming, even hostile, environment. Their governments have, over time, modified or created legal frameworks based on economic models that typically require flexible labour markets, incentives for foreign direct investment, and a reduced state apparatus. It is also a matter of record that labour organisations (and their political partners) have often experienced violent political repression in the past. Together, these factors have helped create an environment in which workers have to struggle to build and sustain union organisations.