All Change at Work? British Employment Relations 1980-1998, by Neil Millward, Alex Bryson, John Forth

By Neil Millward, Alex Bryson, John Forth

This booklet is the newest ebook reporting the result of a chain of place of work surveys carried out via the dept of alternate and undefined, the commercial and Social learn Council, the Advisory Conciliation and Arbitration provider and the coverage experiences Institute. It addresses such modern worker kin concerns as: * Have new configurations of labour-management practices develop into embedded within the British economic system? * Did the dramatic decline in exchange union illustration within the Nineteen Eighties proceed during the Nineties, leaving extra staff and not using a voice? * Are the vestiges of union business enterprise on the place of work a hole shell? the focal point of this ebook is on switch, captured by means of amassing jointly the large financial institution of knowledge from all 4 of the large-scale and hugely revered surveys, and plotting developments from 1980 to the current. furthermore, a distinct panel of offices, surveyed in either 1990 and 1998, unearths the complicated techniques of switch. entire in scope, the implications are statistically trustworthy and exhibit the character and quantity of swap in all bar the smallest British places of work. A key textual content for someone drawn to employment and the altering international of labor, no matter if as scholar, researcher, instructor, analyst, adviser or practitioner.

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Since our dataset of ‘joiners’ was compiled from cases in the 1998 crosssection survey, it contains full information on the characteristics of each workplace in 1998, together with an indicator of why it joined the population (namely, whether a new workplace or one which grew into scope between 1990 and 1998). When we place the information about the two types of ‘joiner’ with information about the nature of continuing workplaces in 1998, obtained from the 1998 panel interview, we are able to trace the origins of the whole of the 1998 survey population.

Here however, as a prelude to those discussions, we look at the extent to which workplaces form part of wider organizations, at the size of the organizations themselves and at how these two features may have changed over the past two decades. 3). 3 Incidence of head offices, branch establishments and independent establishments, 1980 to 1998 Base: all establishments with 25 or more employees. Notes a Subtotals in italics, b See endnote 14. The context of workplace employment relations 31 establishments were part of larger organizations.

However, despite being much fewer in number, large workplaces employ by far the greater proportion of all employees. Our series of crosssection surveys shows that, overall, there has been little change in the size of workplaces between 1980 and 1998. If there has been a decrease in workplace size over the course of the 1980s and 1990s, as many suggest, this phenomenon must have been restricted to that part of the population with less than twentyfive employees, who are outside the scope of the survey series.

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