This book makes a major contribution to the debate within the UK and abroad on the reality of workplace unionism in an era of change. Drawing on examples of union renewal, the authors present an historical overview, and compare the UK experience with contrasting international examples. It presents both qualitative and quantitative research to provide new and comprehensive evidence on trade union strategies.
'For scholars of specialist classes in employee relations at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels this book provides invaluable research evidence and a corresponding analysis with which to critically evaluate workplace change. I would have no hesitation recommending this book to students, academics and policy-makers alike.' - Kirsty Newsome, Employee Relations
1. Unions Facing up to Crisis
2. Union Organising in the New Workplace
3. Job Reform and Recollectivisation in the Aerospace Industry
4. Manufacturing Change in an Era of Corporate Instability
5. The Insurance Industry - Back to Basics?
6. The Paradox of Partnership in the Public Sector
7. Negotiated Privatisation in Public Utilities
8. What Future?
Aspects of the employment relationship are central to numerous courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Drawing from insights from industrial relations, human resource management and industrial sociology, this series provides an alternative source of research-based materials and texts, reviewing key developments in employment research. Books published in this series are works of high academic merit, drawn from a wide range of academic studies in the social sciences.