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Working through Degrowth –  elements of Ecological Syndicalism

SCHEDULING TO BE UPDATED (move it to the 4:30 slot on the same day)

What does it mean to struggle for degrowth in and through the workplace? There are a wealth of policy proposals and connections to social movements. Yet while it’s clear any degrowth strategy requires engaging workers and work organisations, there is little discussion of the practicalities of workplace organising for degrowth.

This panel session will bring together workplace organisers to debate and discuss the issues, practicalities and implications of organising in the workplace for degrowth. The panel will address not only degrowth in the workplace, the questions of transition, job loss, challenges to identity and wages in a period of stagnation and austerity, but also degrowth through the workplace. What does it mean to struggle for degrowth as a workplace militant or union activist? What strategies and tactics are available to us? What barriers do the workplace and workplace organisations, including unions, pose to degrowth?


Day: 2023-08-31
Start time: 16:30
Duration: 01:30
Room: ZV-8-10
Type: Non-academic Session
Theme: Degrowth as a political project?


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