- Title Pages
- List of Figures
- List of Tables
- Abbreviations and Acronyms
- Notes on Contributors
- 1 The Labour Market in Winter—The 2008–2009 Recession
- 2 Unemployment and Inactivity
- 3 The Labour Market for Young People
- 4 The Baby-Boomers at 50
- 5 Workless Households
- 6 Immigration in the UK
- 7 Job Tenure and Job Turnover
- 8 Job Quality in Britain under the Labour Government
- 9 Worker Well-Being in Booms and Busts<sup>1</sup>
- 10 Family-Friendly Policies
- 11 Changes in UK Wage Inequality Over the Last Forty Years
- 12 Gender and the Labour Market
- 13 Recent Developments in Intergenerational Mobility
- 14 Have Reforms to the School System Improved Educational Outcomes?
- 15 Ethnicity and Second Generation Immigrants
- 16 Child Poverty in Britain: Did Work Work?
- 17 Trade Unions
- 18 Public and Private Sector Labour Markets
- 19 The Regional Labour Market in the UK
- (p.255) 17 Trade Unions
- The Labour Market in Winter
- Oxford University Press
This chapter studies the decline of trade unions and its possible implications. It explains union membership, union density, and union bargaining coverage in British workplaces. It states that the largest voluntary organisation in Britain is trade unionism representing 7 million employees; negotiating for one-third of employees; and dominating workplace employment relations in the public sector; and influencing working life in the private sector.
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