What about the workers? BestValue, employment and work in local public services
UNSPECIFIED. (2001) What about the workers? BestValue, employment and work in local public services. POLICY AND POLITICS, 29 (4). pp. 497-508. ISSN 0305-5736Full text not available from this repository.
Drawing on concepts about contemporary change in the labour process, including the various dimensions of 'flexibility', work intensification and the 'new managerialism', the article discusses the emerging impact of BestValue on employment and work in local public services, including comparison with the impact of the previous compulsory competitive tendering regime. It argues that BestValue is likely to lead to a reduction in local public employment, and substantially increase the ability of corporate management in local government to restructure the labour process to achieve increased flexibility and productivity, partly through the intensification of work. There are current proposals for a more participative approach to labour relations which might strengthen the position of the workforce and trade unions, but these are unlikely to be sufficient to address all the issues raised by BestValue.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
|Journal or Publication Title:||POLICY AND POLITICS|
|Number of Pages:||12|
|Page Range:||pp. 497-508|
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