Decentralization in the NHS: Prospects for workplace unionism
UNSPECIFIED. (1997) Decentralization in the NHS: Prospects for workplace unionism. BRITISH JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, 35 (3). pp. 427-446. ISSN 0007-1080Full text not available from this repository.
The substantial changes that are taking place ill the organization of the UK public sector are transforming traditional patterns of industrial relations based on centralized and institutionalized collective bargaining. Whether the trade unions can successfully respond to this process will be of prime importance for the future development of industrial relations in the public sector. The paper considers recent evidence of the impact of decentralization on union organization in four hospital units. The research findings suggest that there is a growth in union activity as a result of the process of decentralization, but that the effectiveness of unions is likely to vary considerably between hospitals.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor|
|Journal or Publication Title:||BRITISH JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS|
|Publisher:||BLACKWELL PUBL LTD|
|Number of Pages:||20|
|Page Range:||pp. 427-446|
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