The added value of trade unions - New analyses for the TUC of the Workplace Employment Relations Surveys 2004 and 2011
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.