Background to the analysis
To inform debate over the 2016 Trade Union Act the TUC commissioned UCL/NIESR to undertake a three-pronged investigation on the nature of unions and their effects on employers and employees. This comprised:
- a review of existing literature on union effects
- new analyses of the Workplace Employment Relations Surveys (WERS)
- a more detailed investigation of the links between unionisation and work/life balance.
This report focuses on the second element, namely the new analyses of WERS.