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Cambodian Labour in Chinese-Owned Enterprises in Sihanoukville : An Insight into the Living and Working Conditions of Cambodian Labourers in the Construction, Casino and Manufacturing Sectors

Buckley, Joe ; Eckerlein, Christian

In:, 2020, vol. 2, no. 2, p. Forum: 2.2

China is by far Cambodia’s largest foreign investor. These investments are said to have had a huge impact on Cambodia’s economic, political, cultural, and physical landscape. Sihanoukville, Cambodia’s largest coastal city, has seen particularly massive inflows of Chinese investment, especially in the casino, construction and manufacturing sectors. Based on semi-structured interviews, this...

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Decent Work und die Universität

Schief, Sebastian

In:, 2020, vol. 2, no. 1, p. Forum: 2.1

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Trabajo Decente? : Decent Work from a Cuban perspective

Izquierdo, Osnaide ; Jany, Nina

In:, 2020, vol. 2, no. 6, p. Article: 2.6

In this article, we critically examine Cuban social and labour policies as attempts of a practical application of Decent Work principles in a state-socialist context. We start with an examination of past and present models of socio-economic development and labour relations in Cuba. This is followed by an overview of the main Cuban policy principles related to Decent Work, which we contrast with...

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The Promise of Decent Care and the Problem of Poor Working Conditions : Double Movements Around Live-In Care In Austria

Aulenbacher, Brigitte ; Leiblfinger, Michael ; Prieler, Veronika

In:, 2020, vol. 2, no. 5, p. Article: 2.5

Over the last decades, the marketization of live-in care for the elderly in Austria has been accompanied by new forms of regulation and the contestation surrounding this type of care provision. The article analyzes this process as a Polanyian double movement – the movement of a market-driven provision of care and organization of care work, and countermovements seeking protection from its...

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Understanding the Working Conditions of Gig Workers and Decent Work : Evidence from Indonesia’s online Ojek Riders

De Ruyter, Alex ; Rachmawati, Riani

In:, 2020, vol. 2, no. 4, p. Article: 2.4

This article aims to evaluate the working conditions of gig economy workers in Indonesia in order to understand the implications of such work for the ILO’s Decent Work Agenda. The article draws on evidence from focus groups and interviews with 38 ojek riders, Indonesian motorcycle taxi drivers from Jakarta, Bogor and Depok. Initial findings suggest that the interviewees chose to be ojek riders...

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Decent Work for All : Rethinking Decent Work in the Context of South Africa

Ludwig, Carmen ; Webster, Edward

In:, 2020, vol. 2, no. 3, p. Article: 2.3

The authors argue that there is a need to rethink what a commitment to decent work would mean in the context of South Africa, a country with a large number of long term unemployed. Drawing on their experience of researching work in South Africa, they highlight the relevance of the agency of workers for the progressive realisation of a decent work agenda. The lukewarm response of the government to...

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Von Decent Work zu Guter Arbeit : Zur Bedeutung arbeitspolitischer Leitbilder

Schmucker, Rolf

In:, 2020, vol. 2, no. 2, p. Article: 2.2

Der Beitrag stellt das Leitbild Decent Work der Internationalen Arbeitsorganisation dem Konzept der Guten Arbeit gegenüber, das von den deutschen Gewerkschaften entwickelt wurde. Beide Ansätze rücken die Qualität der Arbeitsbedingungen in den Mittelpunkt des arbeitspolitischen Interesses. Unterschiede zeigen sich hinsichtlich der Ausgestaltung der Konzepte. Während Decent Work auf global...