Global Labour Journal

The Global Labour Journal, is an open-access, fully peer-reviewed online journal launched in January 2010. It is the official journal of the International Sociological Association's Research Committee on Labour Movements (RC44). The Journal is co-hosted by the Global Labour University (GLU), and supported by the International Center for Development and Decent Work (ICDD) in Kassel, Germany, and the Center for Global Workers' Rights at Penn State University in the United States.

The Journal serves as a forum to capture the plentiful and diverse scholarly work emerging on labour activities worldwide. It seeks to explore the role of globalisation in breaking down boundaries between the global/local and the public/private as they relate to labour activities.

Our aim is to provide a global forum for scholarly work on a comparative sociology of the labour movement. Thus our intention is to understand, record and promote the transition of the labour movement into a new form of global unionism, and to highlight how labour activities are increasingly shaped by global forces.

Manuscripts may be submitted via this website. (Click on "Submission Guidelines" at the left of the page.) Should you have any questions about the suitability of your manuscript for consideration in the Global Labour Journal, or any difficulty in submitting online, please do not hesitate to contact the Editorial Office at

CURRENT ISSUE: Vol. 8, No. 2 (2017)



Rina Agarwala
Johns Hopkins University
United States

Jenny Chan
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hong Kong

Alexander Gallas
University of Kassel

Ben Scully
University of the Witwatersrand
South Africa

Managing Editor

Karin Pampallis
University of the Witwatersrand
South Africa

Reviews Editor

Jörg Nowak
City University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Consulting Editor

Robert O'Brien
McMaster University