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Worker representation in a multiform system: a framework for evaluation

Heery, Edmund James ORCID: 2010. Worker representation in a multiform system: a framework for evaluation. Journal of Industrial Relations 52 (5) , pp. 543-559. 10.1177/0022185610381565

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The system of worker representation in many countries today is comprised of multiple institutions: trade unions, statutory works councils, employer-sponsored participation and civil society organizations that speak on behalf of particular groups in the workforce or on particular issues. The purpose of this article is to propose an evaluation framework that can be applied to all of the institutions of representation within this multiform system. Application of the framework, using secondary evidence from the United Kingdom, suggests that trade unions are the most effective institution of worker representation but that they can operate successfully in conjunction with other forms. A multiform system of worker representation can advance the interests of people at work, provided a revitalized trade union movement lies at its heart.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Uncontrolled Keywords: Civil society organizations ; Employee involvement ; Participation ; Trade unions ; Works councils
Publisher: Sage
ISSN: 0022-1856
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2022 09:51

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