Imagined solidarities : where is class in union organising?
Simms, Melanie. (2012) Imagined solidarities : where is class in union organising? Capital & Class, Vol.36 (No.1). pp. 97-115. ISSN 0309-8168Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0309816811430840
This paper argues that the ‘turn to organising’ in British unions over the past decade has largely ignored the broader questions of the purpose of such activity. As a consequence, unions have mainly focused on building solidarities between workers in their individual workplaces rather than developing a wider view of workers’ interests and the objectives of that solidarity. Using Hyman’s typology of union identities (2001), it is evident that ‘class’ identity has largely been sidelined in debates about union renewal in Britain. The paper argues that this limits the scope of union renewal both in practice and in theory.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School > Industrial Relations & Organisational Behaviour
Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School > Industrial Relations Research Unit
Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School
|Journal or Publication Title:||Capital & Class|
|Publisher:||Sage Publications Ltd.|
|Page Range:||pp. 97-115|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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