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The economic effects of multiple unionism : evidence from the 1984 Workplace industrial relations survey

Machin, Stephen, Stewart, M and Van Reenen, John (1992) The economic effects of multiple unionism : evidence from the 1984 Workplace industrial relations survey. CEP discussion paper, 66. Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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Abstract

This paper uses establishment-level data from the 1984 workplace Industrial Relations Survey to investigate the relationship between the presence of multiple recognised unions and wages, financial performance and the incidence of industrial action. Where multiple unions are present, it is found to be important to distinguish between whether they bargain separately or jointly, and the most important effects are isolated where separate bargains occur. The results suggest that plants with multi-unionism and separate bargaining arrangements pay higher wages, have lower financial performance and are more prone to strike action lasting at least one day.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Official URL: http://cep.lse.ac.uk
Additional Information: © 1992 The Authors
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Sets: Research centres and groups > Centre for the Economics of Education (CEE)
Collections > Economists Online
Research centres and groups > Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
Departments > Economics
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Identification Number: 66
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2007
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/2336/

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