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Revista Colombiana de Psicología

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PALMIERI PEIXOTO, TAMARA  and  DE OLIVEIRA BORGES, LIVIA. The Metals Sector: Labor Union Relations, Motivation, and Meanings of Work. Rev. colomb. psicol. [online]. 2015, vol.24, n.1, pp.165-181. ISSN 0121-5469.

The study describes labor relations in the Brazilian metals sector, as well as work motivation and work meaning in this context. A review of multiple documents was conducted, developing a set of categories from content analysis of union bulletins, agreements, and collective agreements (2009 to 2012) and of websites that address the metal workers' context. Results showed that workers' mobilizations have revolved around a broad range of claims that go beyond merely economic ones. The article sets forth hypotheses regarding the meanings of work and the work motivation, and describes the trends in labor relations in the sector.

Keywords : metal sector; labor relations; work motivation; work meaning.

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