The decollectivisation of trade unionism? Ballots and collective bargaining in the 1980s

Undy, Roger, Martin, Roderick, Fosh, Patricia, Morris, Huw and Smith, Paul (1991) The decollectivisation of trade unionism? Ballots and collective bargaining in the 1980s. Industrial Relations Journal, 22 (3). pp. 197-208.

Abstract

Balloting has been held to undermine collective decision making within unions. This article, based upon analysis of the rule books of all TUC affiliated unions and case study material, outlines the law on balloting and collective bargaining, and examines the response to legislative changes. The authors argue that although legislation has led to greater formalisation and centralisation in decision-making on collective action, decision-making remains collective.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Trade Unions; Legislation; Decision Making
Subject(s): Organisational behaviour
Centre: Faculty of Organisational Behaviour
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2012 19:25
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2015 14:06
URI: http://eureka.sbs.ox.ac.uk/id/eprint/2258

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