Heading for disaster: Extreme work and skill mix changes in the emergency services of England
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.
CitationMather, K., Seifert, R. (2017) 'Heading for disaster: Extreme work and skill mix changes in the emergency services of England', Capital & Class, 41(1), pp. 3–22.
JournalCapital & Class
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