Reconstructing resistance and renewal in public service unionism in the twenty-first century: lessons from a century of war and peace

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620877
Title:
Reconstructing resistance and renewal in public service unionism in the twenty-first century: lessons from a century of war and peace
Authors:
Gill-McLure, Whyeda; Thörnqvist, Christer
Abstract:
This special issue uses the occasion of the centenary of the Whitley Commission Reports to illuminate the contemporary crisis in public service industrial relations from a historical perspective. In all six countries studied—Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden and the USA—public service employment is labour intensive and quantitatively significant in the overall economy. Public services have also been major targets of neoliberal reforms, starting in the UK and the USA at the turn of the 1980s and in the other countries about a decade later. In addition, the relatively high union density and the political dimension of public services and public union strategies have been major targets of new public management and more latterly austerity. However, the regressive period has had a differential impact in different countries. In the liberal market economies of the UK and the USA, the neoliberal turn has destabilised traditional patterns of public sector industrial relations to greatest effect. While in the more coordinated market economies, traditional arrangements and values have been more resistant to austerity and neoliberal reforms. We attempt to shed light on these differential impacts through a critical analysis of the historical evolution of public sector industrial relations in each country.
Citation:
Reconstructing resistance and renewal in public service unionism in the twenty-first century: lessons from a century of war and peace 2017, 59 (1):3 Labor History
Publisher:
Routeledge
Journal:
Labor History
Issue Date:
26-Oct-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620877
DOI:
10.1080/0023656X.2017.1375572
Additional Links:
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/0023656X.2017.1375572
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0023-656X
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dc.contributor.authorGill-McLure, Whyedaen
dc.contributor.authorThörnqvist, Christeren
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-21T14:18:16Z-
dc.date.available2017-11-21T14:18:16Z-
dc.date.issued2017-10-26-
dc.identifier.citationReconstructing resistance and renewal in public service unionism in the twenty-first century: lessons from a century of war and peace 2017, 59 (1):3 Labor Historyen
dc.identifier.issn0023-656Xen
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/0023656X.2017.1375572-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/620877-
dc.description.abstractThis special issue uses the occasion of the centenary of the Whitley Commission Reports to illuminate the contemporary crisis in public service industrial relations from a historical perspective. In all six countries studied—Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden and the USA—public service employment is labour intensive and quantitatively significant in the overall economy. Public services have also been major targets of neoliberal reforms, starting in the UK and the USA at the turn of the 1980s and in the other countries about a decade later. In addition, the relatively high union density and the political dimension of public services and public union strategies have been major targets of new public management and more latterly austerity. However, the regressive period has had a differential impact in different countries. In the liberal market economies of the UK and the USA, the neoliberal turn has destabilised traditional patterns of public sector industrial relations to greatest effect. While in the more coordinated market economies, traditional arrangements and values have been more resistant to austerity and neoliberal reforms. We attempt to shed light on these differential impacts through a critical analysis of the historical evolution of public sector industrial relations in each country.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherRouteledgeen
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/0023656X.2017.1375572en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Labor Historyen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectpublic sector industrial relationsen
dc.subjectWhitleyismen
dc.subjectpublic service union specificityen
dc.subjectbargaining models and strategiesen
dc.subjectindustrial democracyen
dc.subjectnew public managementen
dc.subjectausterityen
dc.subjectdouble movementen
dc.titleReconstructing resistance and renewal in public service unionism in the twenty-first century: lessons from a century of war and peaceen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalLabor Historyen
dc.contributor.institutionManagement Research Centre, Wolverhampton Business School, University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton, UK-
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Business, University of Skövde, Skövde, Sweden-
dc.date.accepted2017-08-
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