The economic recession of the 1980s changed the face of industrial relations in Britain. Originally published in 1985, this book brings together all the major developments from that time and examines organizational strategies in industrial relations from a cost-effectiveness standpoint. Contemporary issues, ever more relevant, such as flexible working patterns, are discussed in relation to the conflicting demands of unions and management. Appropriate courses of action are discussed, with many examples of how new ideas were put into practice.
Table of Contents
1. Industrial Relations in Context 2. Organizational Objectives and Industrial Relations Practice 3. Flexibility of Task 4. Initiatives in Working Time 5. Changing Patterns of Reward 6. Alternative Forms of Contract 7. Forms of Employee Involvement 8. Management and the Trade Unions 9. Conclusions.