& industry networks
As economic globalisation is gaining more and more influence on
decision-making processes on national level, contacts between workers
of the respective sectors and companies increasingly gain importance.
National answers to lay-offs, outsourcing and restructurings are hard
to formulate when transnational companies move their production around
the globe with the sole purpose of maximising their profits. Building
and supporting international networks of workers active in the same
industry or company is one answer to mobilise workers' strength and
join their experiences to enable them to counter-act these developments.