Workplace trade union activists in UK service sector organising campaigns

Simms, M. (2013) Workplace trade union activists in UK service sector organising campaigns. Industrial Relations Journal, 44(4), pp. 373-388. (doi: 10.1111/irj.12028)

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This article examines the roles of activists as they develop during campaigns to establish a workplace union presence. Evidence shows that there is surprising variation within and between campaigns, which is explained by (i) management decision making; (ii) union policies and structures; and (iii) the skills of the activists themselves. This suggests UK union organising places considerable emphasis on supporting workplace activists with the knowledge, skills, and expertise of organisers and officers in the wider union.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Simms, Professor Melanie
Authors: Simms, M.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Management
Journal Name:Industrial Relations Journal
ISSN (Online):1468-2338
Published Online:18 July 2013

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