Annual Review Article 2001
Public-sector Employment Relations Reform under Labour: Muddling Through on Modernization?
Article first published online: 16 DEC 2002
Blackwell Publishers Ltd/London School of Economics 2002
British Journal of Industrial Relations
Volume 40, Issue 2, pages 319–339, June 2002
How to Cite
Bach, S. (2002), Public-sector Employment Relations Reform under Labour: Muddling Through on Modernization?. British Journal of Industrial Relations, 40: 319–339. doi: 10.1111/1467-8543.00235
- Issue published online: 16 DEC 2002
- Article first published online: 16 DEC 2002
- Cited By
The year 2001 in the UK was dominated by the difficulties the Labour government confronted in developing a coherent programme of public-sector modernization. This review examines recent developments in the public sector, focusing on government attempts to involve the private sector and its continuing reforms of pay determination arrangements. It highlights the tensions that this programme of reform aroused as the government struggled to respond to recruitment and retention problems and widespread perceptions of public-sector ‘crisis’.