The State of the Unions: Trade Union Finances, 1975-85

Morris, Tim and Willman, Paul (1988) The State of the Unions: Trade Union Finances, 1975-85. Employee Relations, 10 (2). pp. 17-21.


Whilst there has been quite a lot of research and speculation about the ability of the unions to adapt to the changed environmental circumstances of the 1980s, there has been no consideration of the impact of such changes on the financial status and performance of trade unions. It is suggested that, contrary to popular opinion, the unions have fared reasonably well during the period of membership decline, in part because they did not benefit very much during the growth phase of the 1970s. Increased membership will not necessarily solve financial problems.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: finance; Trade unions; United Kingdom
Subject(s): Professional services
Corporate reputation
Organisational behaviour
Centre: Centre for Professional Firms
Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation
Faculty of Organisational Behaviour
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2012 14:49
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2015 14:07

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