The paper builds on research funded by the Danish Research Council for Society and Business. The research focuses on commercial cleaners and the trade union, 3F, in Denmark. Commercial cleaning is centrally placed in processes of exploitation and commodification. It is reproductive work and outsourcing is common. It is low-paid, done alone, connoted female and increasingly done by migrants. The organization percentage and coverage by collective agreements are lower than in the labour market in general.
Data production ran from 2013‒2016. It consists of 27 interviews (34 persons) with trade union leaders, employee representatives, cleaners in hotels and hospitals and migrant network leaders; fieldwork in the trade union 3F, at organising activities, in migrant networks and in workplaces; one memory workshop with female trade union leaders and officers; and one research circle with trade union leaders, officers with diverse backgrounds.
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|Publication status||Published - 2019|
|Event||ILPC Conference: Fragmentation and solidarities - University of Vienna, Wien, Austria|
Duration: 24 Apr 2019 → 26 Apr 2019
|Location||University of Vienna|
|Period||24/04/2019 → 26/04/2019|