Philippine Trade Unions and the Challenge of Gender

  • Jurgette A. Honculada
Part of the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague book series (ISSTH)


Industrialisation in the contemporary period has come to acquire a specific meaning for the Third World, or more precisely the Less Developed Countries (LDCs), which share a common legacy of colonialism that has bred structures of elite politics, the dominance of transnational corporations and economic dependency, along with an invidious cultural imperialism, all in the name of economic development whose zigs and zags have impoverished and marginalised growing numbers of its peoples.


Sexual Harassment Trade Union Affirmative Action Informal Sector Labour Movement 
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