Published: June 2017
Author(s): Steve Davies

There are many ways of looking at global sports and the mega-events that they have created. This manual examines global sports mega-events from the point of view of the unions that represent the workers who make them possible – not the athletes and coaches, but primarily the construction workers who build the stadia and textile workers who make the replica sportswear that generates so much money around every mega-event. There are, of course, many other different groups of workers involved in such events, including those working in catering, cleaning, hospitality and hotels, journalism and media, transport and public services and much of what follows will be of relevance to them as well.