Union Autonomy, A Terminal Case in the UK? A Comparison with the Approach in Other European Countries and the USA

Undy, Roger, Fosh, Patricia, Morris, Huw, Martin, Roderick and Smith, Paul (1993) Union Autonomy, A Terminal Case in the UK? A Comparison with the Approach in Other European Countries and the USA. Employee Relations, 15 (3). pp. 3-21.

Abstract

Since 1979, the Conservative government in the UK has introduced wide-ranging and detailed regulations for the conduct of union internal affairs; a number of other Western industrialized countries have not done so (or have not done so to the same extent) but have continued their tradition of relying on unions themselves to establish democratic procedures. Alternative views of the role of the state in industrial relations underlie these differences. A second, linked article, appearing in Employee Relations (Vol. 15 No. 4), examines state approaches to union autonomy in the context of attitudes towards other controls on union activities and attempts to explain the successive shifts in British policy in the UK since the 1960s.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Europe; Industrial relations; Legislation; Parliament; Regulations; Trade unions; United Kingdom; USA
Subject(s): Organisational behaviour
Centre: Faculty of Organisational Behaviour
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2012 19:08
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2015 14:06
URI: http://eureka.sbs.ox.ac.uk/id/eprint/2261

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