Employment relations are at a crossroad. Historically, trade union channels in advanced economies have dominated worker representation, but with the decline in union membership other forms of representation are becoming increasingly significant.
This timely book is the result of significant research addressing key issues underlying these developments. A group of internationally-renowned employment relations specialists, under the Leverhulme Foundation Future of Trade Unionism Programme, consider issues such as:
This timely new study of worker representation contains powerful analysis and is one of the most broad-ranging studies of representation available. It is essential reading for anyone studying or working in employment relations.
'A useful summary for students and practitioners of the current key themes in employment relations.' - Labour Research
1. Introduction: Representing Workers in Modern Britain 2. Recognition 3. Negotitation, Consultation and Information 4. Union Membership 5. Women and Trade Unions 6. Young Workers and their Propensity to Join Trade Unions 7. New Workplaces, New Workers 8. Buying into Union Membership? A Comparative Analysis 9. Employer Strategies and Union Counter-Strategies 10. The Future of Trade Unions in Britain: A North American Perspective