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Non-unionised migrant workers: evidence from the UK Labour Force Survey for a 'Triple-Challenge Model'

Cam, Surhan 2012. Non-unionised migrant workers: evidence from the UK Labour Force Survey for a 'Triple-Challenge Model'. [Working Paper]. School of Social Sciences Working Papers Series, vol. 149. Cardiff: Cardiff University. Available at:

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This paper aims to help rectify the lack of systematic research into the unionisation of migrant workers in Britain. We will explore the Labour Force Survey data using a logistic regression modelling. With a varying degree of influence on men and women, the results provide empirical evidence to assist the development of comprehensive explanations for the obstacles behind migrant workers’ unionisation. The impediments we analysed can be considered within what one might call a triple-challenge model comprising of i) encounter inputs: demographic factors brought into the host society and citizenry rights offered by the host society to migrant workers ii) accentuated structural factors: workplace characteristics, flexible work and migrant workers’ disproportionate location in less unionised companies with flexible contracts iii) knock-on effects: educational and occupational influences along with the impacts of encounter inputs and accentuated structural factors on such influences.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Publisher: Cardiff University
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 07:59

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