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Leadership and union militancy: The case of the RMT

Darlington, RR 2009, 'Leadership and union militancy: The case of the RMT' , Capital and Class (99) , pp. 3-99.

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Abstract

The National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT), which represents the majority of mainline railway and London Underground workers, is currently one of the most militant and left-wing trade unions in Britain. Drawing on the study of leadership provided by mobilisation theory, this article explores the extent to which union leadership, dominated by left-wing activists at every level of the union, has been an important contributory catalyst, symptom and beneficiary of union militancy relative to other influencing factors such as the impact of privatisation, managerial belligerence, and immediate grievances over pay and conditions.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Business & Law > Salford Business School > Strategy, People Management & Salford Law
Journal or Publication Title: Capital and Class
Publisher: Sage Publications
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0309-8168
Depositing User: RR Darlington
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2010 09:21
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2015 18:01
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/10102

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