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representation gap has appeared in the British workplace as trade unions have
declined. This book presents original research material from the ESRC's Future
of Work programme to assess current attempts to close the representation gap.
Part One examines initiatives to restore the fortunes of the trade union
movement through organizing, partnership and the representation of minorities in
the workforce. Part Two looks at non-union representation and the role that
works councils, voluntary organizations and single-issue campaigns can play in
giving British workers a new voice at work.
DEVELOPMENTS IN TRADE UNION REPRESENTATION
Union Organising in Britain: A
Survey of Recent Developments; E.Heery
Partnership for Learning: UNISON's Return to Learn
High Performance Work
Systems and Workplace Partnership: An Aerospace Case Study; A.Danford
Minority Women and Trade Unions: Handling the Double
Needing a New Programme? Union Membership and Attitudes
Towards Unions Amongst Software Workers; C.Lockyer
Unionism, Non-unionism and Workers' Attitudes to
Representation in Four Call-centres; P.Bain
PART TWO: DEVELOPMENT IN NON-UNION
The Emerging System of Statutory Worker Representation;
Campaigning for Low Paid Workers: The East
London Communities Organisation (TELCO) Living Wage Campaign;
The Future of Worker Representation in the United Kingdom;
HEALY is Professor of Employment Relations at Queen Mary, University of London
in the UK. She has researched and published in the field of employment relations
with a particular focus on studies of women and trade unions, individualism and
collectivism and career development. As part of the ESRC Future of Work
Programme, Professor Healy has explored the double disadvantage of minority
ethnic women in trade unions and her forthcoming work will consider young
minority ethnic workers in traditional and high technology industries, and
highly qualified and low paid workers in the health services.
HEERY is Professor of HRM at Cardiff Business School, Wales, and Chief Editor of
the British Journal of Industrial Relations. He has researched extensively in
the field of employment relations with a particular focus on recent developments
in UK trade unions. Professor Heery has carried out research on union
recruitment and organizing activity, part of which included an evaluation of the
TUC's Organizing Academy. He has also researched union representation of workers
with non-standard employment contracts, including part-timers, agency workers,
freelances and workers with fixed-term contracts. Professor Heery is currently
working on the representation of workers through non-traditional institutions,
such as campaigning and voluntary organizations.
PHILIP TAYLOR is Reader
in Industrial Relations and HRM at the University of Stirling in Scotland. While
call centre research has dominated his academic output, he has researched and
published widely in many areas including occupational health, trade unionism and
HRM, work organization and privatization. He is a lead member of project funded
under the UK's ESRC Future of Work Programme.
WILLIAM BROWN is Master of
Darwin College, Cambridge, and Professor of Industrial Relations at Cambridge
University in the UK. He was previously Director of the Industrial Relations
Research Unit at Warwick University. He is a member of ACAS Council, and of the
Low Pay Commission, Chair of the National Fire Brigades Disputes Committee, and
of the Advisory Board of the TUC Partnership Institute.