Employee Relations


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Human Resource Management

Table Of Contents: Volume 41 Issue 2

150 years of the Trades Union Congress – reflections on the past and challenges for the future

Paul Nowak, Andy Hodder

The purpose of this paper is to look back on 150 years of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) and reflect on the recent challenges to organised labour.

The resilience of collective bargaining – a renewed logic for joint regulation?

Sian Moore, Ozlem Onaran, Alexander Guschanski, Bethania Antunes, Graham Symon

The purpose of this paper is twofold: first, to reassert the persistent association of the decline in collective bargaining with the increase in income inequality, the…

Understanding the UK’s productivity problems

Paul Lewis, Kate Bell

The purpose of this paper is to examine the nature, causes and consequences of the UK’s productivity problems and whether these may be addressed through the new…

Towards a new web of rules

Chris F. Wright, Alex J. Wood, Jonathan Trevor, Colm McLaughlin, Wei Huang, Brian Harney, Torsten Geelan, Barry Colfer, Cheng Chang, William Brown

The purpose of this paper is to review “institutional experimentation” for protecting workers in response to the contraction of the standard employment relationship and…

The Trades Union Congress 150 years on

Melanie Simms, Jane Holgate, Carl Roper

The purpose of this paper is to reflect on how the UK’s Trade Union Congress, in the 150th year of its formation, has been responding to the significant changes in the…

Unions and equality: 50 years on from the fight for fair pay at Dagenham

Gill Kirton

The purpose of this paper is to review historical and contemporary union driven advances in gender and race equality within the movement and the workplace in order to show…



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