Unions, Job Reductions and Job Security Guarantees: the Experience of British Employees
AbstractA national survey makes it possible to examine employees' awareness of net overall reductions in the size of the workforce along with their awareness of employer policies that promise 'no compulsory redundancies'. Differences are investigated between union and nonunion workplaces, and between unionised workplaces with high membership density and those with low-to-medium density. A union presence increases both job reductions and job security guarantees to employees, and high membership density has some additional effects in the market sector, but not the public sector.
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job cuts; trade unions; job guarantees;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- J23 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Demand
- J45 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Particular Labor Markets - - - Public Sector Labor Markets
- J51 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining - - - Trade Unions: Objectives, Structure, and Effects
- J63 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies - - - Turnover; Vacancies; Layoffs
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- NEP-ALL-2006-12-22 (All new papers)
- NEP-BEC-2006-12-22 (Business Economics)
- NEP-LAB-2006-12-22 (Labour Economics)
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