Flexible working practices and the trade unions

Croucher, Richard ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9617-734X and Brewster, Chris (1998) Flexible working practices and the trade unions. Employee relations, 20 (5) . pp. 443-452. ISSN 0142-5455 [Article]


This article examines the problems that the expansion and spread of flexible working patterns have created for the trade unions. Drawing evidence from across Europe, but focusing on the UK, it is argued that the decline in unionism has a number of antecedents, of which an important factor is the change in the way people are employed. A number of examples of flexible working are examined and the implications of each for union membership and influence are outlined. The paper ends by exploring what the UK unions are doing, and could be doing, to address these issues.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Leadership, Work and Organisations > Employment Relations group
A. > Business School
Item ID: 8064
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Depositing User: Prof Richard Croucher
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2011 13:47
Last Modified: 17 May 2020 14:43
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/8064

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