The objective of this chapter is to introduce the possibility of an inter-disciplinary, eclectic international political economy of labour (IPEL) and to illustrate how such a subject matter might be constructed using concepts from different contemporary subject areas. Some of the fundamental questions of this book relate to the possibility of the emergence of global unions therefore implying ‘global labour’. An IPEL would then be one step towards the study of global labour in which the world labour force could be viewed horizontally, divided by nature of work and employment, rather than vertically by nation.