Global Health, Justice and the Brain Drain: A Trade Union Perspective

  • Nick Sigler


This chapter sets out to identify some of the reasons why trade unions, in particular those operating in the health sector, have an increasing interest in matters related to migration. It looks briefly at some of the history and describes some of the main challenges faced by trade unions both in the UK and overseas. The chapter then goes on to develop some responses to what are often described as the push and pull factors which drive migration, examines how the rights of migrant workers — both employment and human — are often abused in both the sending and receiving countries and concludes with a range of ideas about how some of the more serious impacts of migration on the health sector could be dealt with.


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