Striking out in a new direction? Strikes and the displacement thesis

Gall, G. and Kirk, E. (2018) Striking out in a new direction? Strikes and the displacement thesis. Capital and Class, 42(2), pp. 195-203. (doi:10.1177/0309816818770611)

Gall, G. and Kirk, E. (2018) Striking out in a new direction? Strikes and the displacement thesis. Capital and Class, 42(2), pp. 195-203. (doi:10.1177/0309816818770611)

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Abstract

Strike activity in Britain continues at its historically low ebb. The level of strikes is likely to remain low or even fall further as a result of the introduction of the Tory Trade Union Act 2016 on 1 March 2017. This raises the issue of whether other means of the expression and resolution of workplace grievances are being used instead when strike action is not or cannot be used. An examination of the available data on the frequency of these other means indicates such displacement has not occurred to any great extent, in part because we have also seen successive attempts by government to suppress the level of individual disputes over the last three to four decades.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gall, Professor Gregor and Kirk, Dr Eleanor
Authors: Gall, G., and Kirk, E.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Law
College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Economic and Social History
Journal Name:Capital and Class
Publisher:SAGE
ISSN:0309-8168
ISSN (Online):2041-0980
Published Online:13 April 2018

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