From: Gerry Treuren <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>
Date: 13 October 1998 3:21
Subject: Network of Organized Labour in the 21st century
>> From: A.V. Jose
>> Sent: Monday, 12 October 1998 11:01 PM
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> The International Institute of Labour Studies has initiated a programme
>> 'Organised Labour in the 21st Century' whose aim is to provide an
>> the responses and strategies of trade unions in different regions to the
>> changing environment of the 1990s. The programme goes beyond traditional
>> labour management issues and addresses the role of trade unions in civil
>> society at large.
>> The Institute has established an electronic network of union leaders and
>> academic scholars to exchange views on these issues. This is a pioneering
>> to get the views and priorities of organized labour; and to establish a
>> dialogue between unions and academic scholars. A preliminary document
>> entitled *Network on Organised Labour in the 21st Century: An Invitation
>> Contribute* has been placed on the home-page of the Institute at the
>> following address: http://www.ilo.org/public/english/130inst/index.htm. A
>> copy is attached.
>> We are contacting a number of academic scholars and union leaders from
>> different countries and inviting their responses on the issues raised in
>> document. The information received will be condensed in progress reports
>> posted back on the home-page.
>> The process will initiate a debate in the electronic media on policy and
>> action by unions at the global and regional levels. That debate will also
>> enable the Institute to constitute working groups to serve as the nucleus
>> future research and dissemination activities under the programme.
>> I would be grateful for your views on the issues of direct concern to
>> Your replies should be sent to my colleague, Mr. A. V. Jose, Head, Labour
>> Society Programme, at the following address: International Institute of
>> Labour Studies, 4 Rue des Morillons, 1211 Geneva 22, Switzerland. It can
>> be sent by e-mail to [log in to unmask]
>> If there are any trade leaders or academic scholars whom you would like
>> invite for their response, please inform us.
>> I hope that our collaboration will lead to a fruitful discussion of the
>> future of trade union movement.
>> Yours sincerely,
>> J. M. Servais
>> Research Coordinator, International Institute for Labour Studies.