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dc.contributor.authorAddison, John T.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSiebert, William Stanleyen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:21:45Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:21:45Z-
dc.date.issued2002en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/21366-
dc.description.abstractPerhaps no other country in recent years has witnessed greater change in its collective bargaining framework than the UK. This paper describes the dramatic developments and their consequences. Like Gaul, it is in three parts. The first part charts the six major pieces of legislation – conventionally described as ?anti-union? – that were enacted by successive Conservative administrations between 1980 and 1993, and links them to the subsequent decline in unionism and to improvements in firm performance and that of the macro economy. The second part examines the accession of ?New Labour? and reviews its domestic reform agenda, today largely in place. That agenda comprises two general pieces of employment and employment relations law plus a new national minimum wage. At first (and second) blush these changes do not return Britain to the mid-1970s even if they do imply an increase in union membership and rising costs for business. For evidence of more profound change one has to turn to the third part of our story: the social policy agenda of the European Union. Almost immediately upon taking office, New Labour signed up to the social chapter. This means that a slew of new legislation seeking to regulate the employment relation (mostly decided by qualified majority) is now in immediate prospect. Europe is therefore set to impact the theory and practice of British industrial relations. We provide a brief review of recent and prospective legislation.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion paper series 562en_US
dc.subject.jelJ83en_US
dc.subject.jelJ88en_US
dc.subject.jelJ31en_US
dc.subject.jelJ81en_US
dc.subject.jelK31en_US
dc.subject.jelJ53en_US
dc.subject.jelJ51en_US
dc.subject.jelJ58en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordunion legislationen_US
dc.subject.keywordThatcheren_US
dc.subject.keywordNew Labouren_US
dc.subject.keywordEU social policyen_US
dc.subject.stwTarifpolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwGewerkschaftsrechten_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsbeziehungenen_US
dc.subject.stwEU-Sozialpolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwGewerkschaftlicher Organisationsgraden_US
dc.subject.stwLohnstrukturen_US
dc.subject.stwMakroökonomischer Einflußen_US
dc.subject.stwGroßbritannienen_US
dc.titleChanges in Collective Bargaining in the U.K.en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn355140640en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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