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What voice do British workers want?

Bryson, Alex and Freeman, Richard B. (2006) What voice do British workers want? CEPDP, 731. Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK. ISBN 0753020270

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The problems/need for representation and participation reported by workers vary across workplaces and by types of jobs. Workers with greater workplace needs are more desirous of unions but their preferences are fine-grained. Workers want unions to negotiate wages and work conditions and for protection but do not see unions as helping them progress in their careers. Many workers see no major workplace problems that would impel them to form or join unions. Unionism raises reported problems while firm-based non-union channels of voice reduce reported problems, but unions that work effectively with management and those that have sufficient strength to be taken seriously by management reduce the number of problems at union workplaces.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
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Additional Information: © 2006 the authors
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Sets: Collections > Economists Online
Research centres and groups > Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2008 09:56
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2012 17:16

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