trade unions, employment growth, financial performance, industrial relations

Publication date: 1 Aug 2009 | Publication type: Report | Theme: Employment & Social policy | Authors: Bryson, A | External authors: Blanchflower, David. G. | JEL classification: J51
This chapter investigates the demise of unionisation in British private sector workplaces over the last quarter century. We show that dramatic union decline has occurred across all types of workplace. Although the union wage premium persists it is quite small in 2004. Negative union effects on...