chapter  6
30 Pages

Homeworkers organising

Transnational to local
ByAnnie Delaney, Rosaria Burchielli, Shelley Marshall, Jane Tate

Chapter 6 discusses various transnational, grassroots and labour initiatives that directly facilitate the organising of homeworkers and seeks to understand what has made some strategies more successful than others. We describe the importance of network functions in helping to achieve institutional change and create opportunities for resistance as discussed in the examples of homeworker organising. Our discussion concentrates on the need for homeworkers to develop collective strategies underpinned by the notion of rights. The concept of ‘rights’ in the gender justice framework is linked to fundamental rights of freedom of association and collective bargaining. We argue that organising impacts across all four dimensions of the gender justice framework.