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Professor O’Brien presents work to southern trade union meeting.

On April 4, 2018 Professor Robert O’Brien travelled to Buenos Aires Argentina to present the results of a co-authored report on alternative trade union policies to the Southern Initiative on Globalization and Trade Union Rights (SIGTUR).

Apr 26, 2018

On the 4th of April Professor O’Brien travelled to Buenos Aires Argentina to present the results of a co-authored report on alternative trade union policies to the Southern Initiative on Globalization and Trade Union Rights (SIGTUR).

SIGTUR is a network of unions based in the south that work towards increasing basic unions rights, bolstering democratic practices and fighting corporate power.  Professor O’Brien co-authored a report called Challenging Corporate Capital: Creating an Alternative to Neoliberalism. The report examines alternative policies in the fields of trade, taxation, public services and green energy transition.  

The chapter on corporate and individual tax abuse was co-authored by O’Brien and two of his former PhD students Dr. Falin Zhang (Nankai University) and Dr. Nick Bernards (University of Warwick).  The report was debated by trade unionists from 14 countries including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, India, South Africa, and South Korea.