Collective bargaining and pay equity : a study of pay equity bargaining in two Canadian provinces
Skipton, Susan Margaret (1995) Collective bargaining and pay equity : a study of pay equity bargaining in two Canadian provinces. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.
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The aim of this study was to explore the interrelationship between collective
bargaining and pay equity. A qualitative case study methodology was used.
Eighty-six interviews were conducted with union and management pay equity
negotiators, labour lawyers, Pay Equity Commission Review Officers, and
other informants. A collection of documentary evidence supplemented these
The empirical work focused on explaining issues of structure, style and power
in pay equity bargaining and the complex intertwinings of the structural
properties of gender and class were considered crucial to an explanation of
these. The key structural dynamic in the negotiation of pay equity was found
to be the degree and effectiveness of a labour-feminist politic combined with
employer/state commitment, which are themselves interconnected and represent
the transformative face of gender and class power relations.
The thesis, in providing a theoretically informed discussion of detailed case
study material, contributes towards the debate on the effectiveness of collective
bargaining as a vehicle for implementing equal pay policy. It also informs the
debate on labour-management cooperation in labour relations, especially in
public sector collective bargaining. Because legislated pay equity is bargained
within a new set of legal parameters, the study may also aid our understanding
of the relationship between collective bargaining and the law. Finally, the
thesis attempts to unravel the interwoven complexities of gender and class
power relations in the collective bargaining process.
|Item Type:||Thesis or Dissertation (PhD)|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Pay equity -- Canada -- Case studies, Collective bargaining -- Canada -- Case studies, Women -- Employment -- Canada|
|Official Date:||January 1995|
|Institution:||University of Warwick|
|Theses Department:||Warwick Business School|
|Extent:||viii, 402 leaves|
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