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Employer Hostility to Union Organising in the UK

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Show simple item record Dundon, Tony en 2011-07-27T09:12:18Z en 2011-07-27T09:12:18Z en 2002 en
dc.identifier.citation T. Dundon, 2002, Employer Hostility to Union Organising in the UK, Industrial Relations Journal, Vol. 33 (3), pp 234-45 en
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dc.description.abstract This paper presents empirical evidence about the shape and pattern of non-union employer strategies to remain union free. The data are collected from seven case studies across different industrial sectors and organisational sizes in Britain. Following a brief critique of typologies of union avoidance, the evidence suggests the ¿configuration¿ of anti-union approaches involves an uneven and at times contradictory interaction of context-specific variables. Three mutually inclusive factors that influence employer behaviour are identified: structural, ideological and cultural dimensions. It is argued that these represent a deeper understanding of employer hostility towards unions than existing employment relationship classifications. The utility of non-union typologies and the prospects for union mobilisation are considered in the light of these findings en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Industrial Relations Journal en
dc.subject Union avoidance en
dc.subject Multinational organisations en
dc.subject Global union resistance en
dc.subject Trade unions en
dc.subject Management en
dc.title Employer Hostility to Union Organising in the UK en
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1111/1468-2338.00232 en
dc.description.peer-reviewed peer-reviewed en

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