trade unions, wages

Publication date: 7 Aug 2012 | Publication type: Journal article/book/chapter | Theme: Employment & Social policy | Authors: Bryson, A, Forth, J | Book title: The labour market in winter: the state of working Britain. | JEL classification: J51 | Publisher: Oxford University Press, Oxford
We analyse the continued decline of trade unions and examine the possible implications for workers, employers, and unions themselves. The research focuses particularly on the fortunes of trade unions in the decade or so since New Labour first came to power. It assesses the extent and nature of...
Publication date: 10 Jun 2010 | Publication type: Conference and seminar output | Theme: Employment & Social policy | Authors: Bryson, A, Forth, J | JEL classification: J51; J53
In this presentation, made at a DBIS seminar on trade union membership, we analyse the continued decline of trade unions and examine the possible implications for workers, employers, and unions themselves. The research focuses particularly on the fortunes of trade unions in the decade or so since...
Publication date: 12 May 2010 | Publication type: Journal article/book/chapter | Theme: Employment & Social policy | Authors: Bryson, A
A primary goal of trade unions is to maintain and improve workers' terms and conditions, particularly workers who are members of the union, through collective bargaining with employers. Whether unions are successful depends, in large part, on their bargaining strength Ð which is based on their...