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(ˈleɪbərɪst) or




(ˈleɪbəˌraɪt) or


1. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) a person who supports workers' rights
2. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) a supporter of labourism
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The transformation of work into "a more alienated, fractured and individualized" experience demands a labour movement focused on goals broader than old-style labourist thinking.
Reeves' emphasis on the importance of good work places her within the labourist tradition, against the techno-utopian line of thought which seeks to harness technology to eliminate work.
Such tension played itself out amongst the pages of journals and was suggestive of a wider schism between labourist and humanist interpretations of socialism which was developing in the CPGB by the later 1950s, and would surface in the decade which followed.
Standing rejects what he terms the "labourist" bias of previous generations of progressives, who saw guaranteed employment, not guaranteed income, as the necessary basis for social security.
The author was very much involved in activities supporting the left in her youth and she even entered the Communist Party, for one year in 1945-1946, only to eventually join the Labourist Party.
Security that challenges Barack Obama, gave the prime minister the needed impetus to try to win the election, after weeks that the polls have placed his party, Likud, behind The Zionist Union, centrist list led by labourist Isaac Herzog and former minister Tzipi Livni.
These will both re-activate the struggles for labourist corporatism briefly contemplated after 1945 and the productivism re-iterated in post-Keynesianism and neo-mercantilism during the past four decades (Crotty & Epstein 2009; Davidson & Dunn 2008; Epstein 2010; Goldstein & Hillard 2009; Reinert 2013).
This article has as goal approach the subject of labourist flexibilization proceeding to a theoretical and practical analysis, the last one based in recent modifications in the TST and Supreme Court understandings.
The parliamentary alliance of social liberals and organised labour ended in 1909, whereupon labour assumed a large part of the social liberal agenda, moderated by labourist concerns around class-based inequality (Sawer 2003: 122).
"So as far as I'm concerned, these old Labourist arguments [about working class unity] have no purchase at all.
It is evident that he moved from the social radicalism of his youth to a milder but tough-minded labourist position, but this requires further exploration.