Globalization and the sectors

This issue of Labour Education 2006/1,No. 142 on “globalization and the sectors”, does not set out to be exhaustive. The Global Union Federations (GUFs) have to battle on many fronts. They encounter problems that are specifi c to their sectors.However, their efforts all feed into a joint approach to the challenges facing the trade union movement in the world today. Those challenges include promoting respect for human and trade union rights worldwide and defending equality, as well as strengthening the ranks of the trade union movement and its capacity to mobilize, negotiate and bring a sectoral approach to bear on the aim of decent work for all.