Gregor Murray is Canada Research Chair on Globalization and Work at the School of Industrial Relations (ERIUM) at Université de Montréal, and Director of the Interuniversity Research Centre on Globalization and Work (CRIMT)
Workplace representatives: strategic actors of union renewal?
Article first published online: 18 JUL 2013
© 2013 The Author(s). Industrial Relations Journal © 2013 John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Industrial Relations Journal
Special Issue. Edited by: Gregor Murray, Christian Lévesque, Christian Dufour and Adelheid Hege
Volume 44, Issue 4, pages 340–354, July 2013
How to Cite
Murray, G., Lévesque, C., Dufour, C. and Hege, A. (2013), Workplace representatives: strategic actors of union renewal?. Industrial Relations Journal, 44: 340–354. doi: 10.1111/irj.12021
- Issue published online: 18 JUL 2013
- Article first published online: 18 JUL 2013
- Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)
- Fonds de recherche Société et culture Québec
Workplace representatives (shop stewards) provide insight into union transformations. This article explores the renewed research interest in terms of the representativeness of unionism and of workplace representatives, the complexity of the sites of representation and employer strategies, the search for new references and the centrality of workplace representatives in union renewal strategies.