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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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      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 > International 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 10:21
      Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:25

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