En fagforening med fremgang: Relationer og fælleskab i HK Service Hovedstaden

Christine Ingeberg Rye

Student thesis: Master thesis


This thesis examines a local union with a growing membership as a rhizomatic network with Bruno Latours concept of matters of fact. The commen sense of unions as ‘matter-of-factual’ in crisis, losing influence and as stuck in old times is challenged with examples of how the case of Ryanair reveals the unions as “matters of concern”. The Unions are not just in a crisis, they are not just losing members; they are also needed and of concern to us all. The case of Ryanair assembles unions, politicians, facebook, volunteers, former workers of Ryanair, union members, The Danish Labour Court, workers in the airport and citizens and shows a possible future path for the unions. This thesis examines the local union as a matter of concern and trace it in its rhizomatic network in order to find out what’s at stake in the gathering of the local union with a growing membership.

EducationsMSc in Philosophy, (Graduate Programme) Final Thesis
Publication date2016
Number of pages69