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Resisting labour market insecurity: old and new actors, rivals or allies?

Hyman, Richard and Gumbrell-McCormick, Rebecca (2017) Resisting labour market insecurity: old and new actors, rivals or allies? Journal of Industrial Relations, 59 (4). pp. 538-561. ISSN 0022-1856

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Identification Number: 10.1177/0022185617714423

Abstract

In most of the world, work has usually been precarious. For several decades, however, greater employment security was achieved in the developed economies. These gains have been increasingly eroded by neoliberal globalisation. We focus on Western Europe to examine whether trade unions are merely protectors of the remaining labour market ‘insiders’, or whether they can also represent the interests of the growing numbers of ‘outsiders’. We also examine the role of ‘new’ social movements in mobilising against insecurity. Our reflections end by considering whether and how the two modes of response offered by trade unions and social movements may be integrated.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://journals.sagepub.com/home/jir
Additional Information: © 2017 Australian Labour and Employment Relations Association (ALERA)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Sets: Departments > Management
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2017 14:54
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2017 15:26
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/84658

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