Neoliberalismo e sindicatos na Grã-Bretanha

Palavras-chave: Neoliberalismo, Sindicalismo, Grã-Bretanha, Brexit

Resumo

Nos últimos trinta anos, a classe dominante britânica sofreu uma profunda divisão em relação à questão da Grã-Bretanha fazer ou não parte da União Europeia. A divisão culminou no referendo do chamado “Brexit”. O Partido Conservador (Tories) se dividiu entre os favoráveis à permanência e os favoráveis a deixar a União Europeia, duas alas neoliberais com interpretações diferentes sobre a melhor maneira de conquistar lucros para a seção do capitalismo britânico que cada uma representa. O Partido Trabalhista se dividiu entre a ala neoliberal, favorável aos negócios, e a ala reformista, social democrata. Os sindicatos, com uma ou duas notáveis exceções, conduziram suas atividades conforme os parâmetros da política parlamentar e ansiaram, desesperadamente, uma vitória trabalhista. A recente eleição geral deu vitória total aos Tories, favoráveis a deixar a União Europeia, o que é potencialmente desastroso para os sindicatos e seus membros.

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Biografia do Autor

Steve Cushion, University and College Union

Retired university lecturer living in East London. He is Secretary of the University and College Union (UCU), London Retired Members’ Branch.

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Publicado
2020-04-15
Como Citar
Cushion, S. (2020). Neoliberalismo e sindicatos na Grã-Bretanha. Tempo Social, 32(1), 11-28. https://doi.org/10.11606/0103-2070.ts.2020.165088
Seção
Dossiê - Sindicalismo e neoliberalismo