The Union of the Future and the Future of the Unions

Morris, Tim and Willman, Paul (1994) The Union of the Future and the Future of the Unions. Employee Relations, 16 (2). pp. 101-108.


The results of a repeat survey on the financial performance and management of TUC affiliated unions are reported. Data are available for 1989 and 1993, covering income, expenditure, the management of investments, and wealth. Unions remain in a precarious financial position, dependent on subscription revenue and the threatened check-off mechanism to deliver it. The management of expenditure is still a critical issue, since the net worth of many unions is small. Financial management is becoming more important and more sophisticated. Unions continue to centralize resource management, but many changes remain constrained by the political nature of financial management within voluntary organizations.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Centralization, Financial management, Resources, Revenue, Surveys, Trade unions, United Kingdom
Subject(s): Corporate reputation
Professional services
Centre: Centre for Professional Firms
Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2011 16:26
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2018 12:50

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