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Hazard or HardshipCrafting Global Norms on the Right to Refuse Unsafe Work$
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Jeffrey Hilgert

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780801451898

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9780801451898.001.0001

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(p.119) 5 Ideological Origins of the Global Framework

(p.119) 5 Ideological Origins of the Global Framework

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(p.119) 5 Ideological Origins of the Global Framework
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Hazard or Hardship
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Jeffrey Hilgert

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Cornell University Press
DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801451898.003.0005

This chapter considers the cultural political strategies at work in the negotiation and adoption of Convention No. 155, which resulted in a global labor rights policy that was not safe for workers, but instead was safe for private enterprise, managerial rights, and the liberalization of trade policy. An individual's right to be protected against employer discrimination for occupational health and safety activism was, in reality, of little to no importance. With a focus on Canada, the chapter analyzes the antiworker origins of the Convention No. 155 values system; efforts to reshape the right to refuse unsafe work; and worker opposition to the new refusal formula.

Keywords:   International Labor Organization, ILO Convention No. 155, right to refuse, unsafe work, refusal rights, labor policy, occupational health and safety, Canada

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