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The impact of the law on industrial disputes in the 1980s: report of a survey of public transport employers

Elgar, J. and Simpson, R. (1994) The impact of the law on industrial disputes in the 1980s: report of a survey of public transport employers. CEPDP, 217. Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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Abstract

This paper reports the results of one part of a research project which investigated the nature and extent of the impact of the labour legislation enacted between 1980 and 1990 on the conduct of the industrial relations and the processes by which this came about. Interviews were carried out with managers in three major public sector transport organisations. All three were subject to radical organisational change during the period under review and had quite extensive experience of dispute in this time. While they had made greater use of the law than employers in other sectors covered by the research project, there were mixed views on the results of this resort to the law. In general the law appeared to be a subsidiary part of, and influence on, the management of the process of change rather than an independent factor influencing management''s relations with trade unions and the workforce.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Official URL: http://cep.lse.ac.uk
Additional Information: © 1994 the authors
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
K Law > K Law (General)
Sets: Collections > Economists Online
Research centres and groups > Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Identification Number: 217
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2008 13:13
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/20809/

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