Trade Unions at the Crossroads

Trade Unions at the Crossroads

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The past few years have witnessed dramatic changes in the work place, and trade unions have found themselves facing a stark reality. Corporations have down-sized, manufacturing plants have been closed down or relocated, managerial hierarchies have been reconfigured, the state sector has reorganized. In short, unions and union workers face considerable uncertainty about their futures. Peter Fairbrother examines the impact of restructuring through focused case studies of manufacturing, privatized utility, and public sector jobs in the UK West Midlands. The case studies look at the argument for, and the prospects of, union renewal, which are rooted in the way unions organize, their modes of representation, and the objectives they pursue.... reports research carried out in manufacturing, utilities and the state services under two ESRC research grants (R000232006 and ... The union groups were divided between manual and non-manual unions, according to their presence in anyanbsp;...

Title:Trade Unions at the Crossroads
Author:Peter Fairbrother
Publisher:Thomson Learning - 2000


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