OPTING OUT OF PAY DEVOLUTION - THE PROSPECTS FOR LOCAL PAY BARGAINING IN UK PUBLIC-SERVICES
UNSPECIFIED. (1994) OPTING OUT OF PAY DEVOLUTION - THE PROSPECTS FOR LOCAL PAY BARGAINING IN UK PUBLIC-SERVICES. BRITISH JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, 32 (2). pp. 263-282. ISSN 0007-1080Full text not available from this repository.
Throughout the 1980s, government ministers strongly advocated the decentralization of pay determination in the public services. Despite this exhortation, by the end of the decade rates of pay and salary structures were rarely determined at workplace level. This paper explores the resilience of national pay determination and considers whether it will survive the radical restructuring of public services initiated in the last few years. The analysis focuses mainly on the health and education services, arguing that distinctive organizational, occupational and political characteristics of the services still constrain the devolution of pay bargaining. In the face of tight budgets and the recent introduction of pay restraint, service managers have sought to make paybill savings through unilateral changes in work organization rather than through devolved collective bargaining.
|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|
|Official Date:||June 1994|
|Number of Pages:||20|
|Page Range:||pp. 263-282|
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