Heading for disaster: Extreme work and skill mix changes in the emergency services of England

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620449
Title:
Heading for disaster: Extreme work and skill mix changes in the emergency services of England
Authors:
Mather, Kim; Seifert, Roger
Abstract:
This article examines the impact on staff of state-imposed public sector reforms alongside austerity cuts since 2010 in the emergency services of England. We discuss the contextual imperatives for change in the police, fire and ambulance services while exploring their unique labour management and industrial relations’ structures and systems. As elsewhere, the burden of cuts and reforms has fallen on the workforce managed through skill mix changes. Such site-level management responses to austerity are being implemented despite staff concerns, increased dangers to the public, and their non-sustainable nature.
Citation:
Heading for disaster: Extreme work and skill mix changes in the emergency services of England 2017, 41 (1):3 Capital & Class
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Journal:
Capital & Class
Issue Date:
Feb-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620449
DOI:
10.1177/0309816816667423
Additional Links:
http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0309816816667423
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0309-8168
Appears in Collections:
FOSS

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dc.contributor.authorMather, Kimen
dc.contributor.authorSeifert, Rogeren
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-13T13:08:42Z-
dc.date.available2017-04-13T13:08:42Z-
dc.date.issued2017-02-
dc.identifier.citationHeading for disaster: Extreme work and skill mix changes in the emergency services of England 2017, 41 (1):3 Capital & Classen
dc.identifier.issn0309-8168en
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0309816816667423-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/620449-
dc.description.abstractThis article examines the impact on staff of state-imposed public sector reforms alongside austerity cuts since 2010 in the emergency services of England. We discuss the contextual imperatives for change in the police, fire and ambulance services while exploring their unique labour management and industrial relations’ structures and systems. As elsewhere, the burden of cuts and reforms has fallen on the workforce managed through skill mix changes. Such site-level management responses to austerity are being implemented despite staff concerns, increased dangers to the public, and their non-sustainable nature.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSAGE Publicationsen
dc.relation.urlhttp://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0309816816667423en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Capital & Classen
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dc.titleHeading for disaster: Extreme work and skill mix changes in the emergency services of Englanden
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalCapital & Classen
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