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The Limits of statutory trade union recognition

Brown, William and Deakin, Simon and Hudson, Maria and Pratten, Cliff (2001) The Limits of statutory trade union recognition. Industrial Relations Journal, 32 (3). pp. 180-194. ISSN 0019-8692

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The paper assesses the prospects for Britain's new statutory trade union recognition procedure in the light of empirical evidence concerning union derecognition practice in the 1990s. It draws on 15 cases of union derecognition across a broad spread of employment, matched with comparable cases where recognition was retained. Inter alia it was found that a move towards more cooperative workplace arrangements, associated with a 'partnership' model of industrial relations, was common to employers in both categories. Against this background, we argue that it is far from clear that the current legislative strategy, in focusing on statutory recognition, is the best way of promoting partnership at work.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Online ISSN 1468-2338
Research Community:University of Westminster > Policy Studies Institute (PSI)
ID Code:612
Deposited On:27 Sep 2005
Last Modified:26 Sep 2011 17:01

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