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Measuring trade union democracy: The case of the UK Civil and Public Services Association

Morris, H and Fosh, P 2000, 'Measuring trade union democracy: The case of the UK Civil and Public Services Association' , British Journal Of Industrial Relations, 38 (1) , pp. 95-114.

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Abstract

The Civil and Public Services Association (CPSA) has experienced a substantial number of organizational changes over the last 25 years, both as a voluntary response to membership concerns and to comply with legislative demands. Have these changes made the CPSA more or less ‘democratic’? An answer to this question must acknowledge that individuals interpret ‘trade union democracy’ in different ways. This paper evaluates the changes in the CPSA’s organizational structure and internal decision-making procedures according to the emphasis of four models of trade union democracy: liberal pluralism, grass-roots activism, individual accountability and consumer trade unionism.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Strategic Leadership Team
Journal or Publication Title: British Journal Of Industrial Relations
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0007-1080
Depositing User: Users 29196 not found.
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2010 11:17
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:20
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/9646

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