collective bargaining, trade unions, competition, privatisation

Publication date: 1 Aug 2009 | Publication type: Report | Theme: Employment & Social policy | Authors: Bryson, A, Forth, J | External authors: Brown, W. | JEL classification: D40; J30; J50; L33
For most of the twentieth century, collective bargaining provided the terms on which labour was commonly employed in Britain. However, the quarter century since 1980 has seen the collapse of collectivism as the main way of regulating employment. Our argument is that the tacit settlement between...