The state of workplace union reps organisation in Britain today

Darlington, RR 2010, 'The state of workplace union reps organisation in Britain today' , Capital and Class, 34 (201) , pp. 126-135.

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This article provides a brief evaluation of the state of workplace union reps’ organization in Britain as we approach the second decade of the 2000s. It documents the severe weakening of workplace union organization over the last 25 years, which is reflected in the declining number of reps, reduced bargaining power and the problem of bureaucratization. But it also provides evidence of the continuing resilience, and even combativity in certain areas of employment, of workplace union reps organization, and considers the future potential for a revival of fortunes.

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: Schools > Salford Business School > Salford Business School Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: Capital and Class
Publisher: Sage Publications
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0309-8168
Depositing User: RR Darlington
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2010 08:50
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 10:04

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