Work/life balance and trade unions - Evidence from the Workplace Employment Relations Survey 2011

| Publication date: 11 Oct 2017 | Theme: Employment & Social policy | NIESR Author(s): Bryson, A; Forth, J | Report to: Trades Union Congress

To inform debate following the passage of the 2016 Trade Union Act the TUC commissioned UCL/NIESR to undertake a three-pronged investigation into the nature of unions and their effects on employers and employees:

  • a review of existing literature on union effects
  • new analyses of the Workplace Employment Relations Surveys (WERS) on issues such as wages, training and workplace performance
  • a more detailed investigation of the links between unionisation and work/life balance(WLB).

This report focuses on the third element, a detailed investigation of the links between unionisation and WLB based on new analyses of the 2011 WERS.

Keyword tags: 
WERS
work life balance
unionisation
wellbeing
industrial realtions
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