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Trade Union Merger StrategiesPurpose, Process, and Performance$
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Roger Undy

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199544943

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544943.001.0001

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Mergers: Good or Bad for Unions?

Mergers: Good or Bad for Unions?

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(p.229) 9 Mergers: Good or Bad for Unions?
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Trade Union Merger Strategies
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Roger Undy (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544943.003.0009

The effect of mergers on the partner unions' post‐merger performance is addressed before assessing the implications of union mergers for the wider trade union movements' revitalization. It is concluded that transfers in general benefit the minor or transferor unions rather than the major or transferee unions. Amalgamations, in contrast, have more mixed outcomes. They offer an opportunity for transformation, but this is frequently hard to achieve post‐merger. As for British union mergers' wider revitalization effects, these are incidental and problematic.

Keywords:   amalgamations, Labour Party, mega amalgamations, New Labour government, niche unions, post‐merger performance, revitalization, transfers, unintended consequences

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