Towards equality and renewal: Women's groups, diversity and democracy in British Unions
Parker, Jane. (2006) Towards equality and renewal: Women's groups, diversity and democracy in British Unions. Economic and Industrial Democracy, Vol.27 (No.3). pp. 425-462. ISSN 0143-831XFull text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0143831X06065963
Discussion of union equality and democracy usually locates women's group (WG) organizing as a special representative form within unions. This study focuses on the extent to which WGs themselves address the interests of diverse constituent groups. Data from a national survey of Trades Union Congress affiliates were used to map WGs across unions and analyse the attention they give to group diversity relative to gender in pursuit of equality and better interest representation. It emerged that most members belong to unions where WGs tackle diversity to some extent. Implications for WG and union renewal strategy, research and theory are examined.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School > Industrial Relations Research Unit
Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School
|Journal or Publication Title:||Economic and Industrial Democracy|
|Publisher:||Sage Publications Ltd.|
|Number of Pages:||38|
|Page Range:||pp. 425-462|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Funder:||Economic and Social Research Council (Great Britain) (ESRC)|
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