Kristina Håkansson is Associate professor in Department of Sociology and Work Science, Gothenburg University.
The trade union response to agency labour in Sweden
Article first published online: 3 JAN 2014
© 2014 John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Industrial Relations Journal
Volume 45, Issue 1, pages 22–38, January 2014
How to Cite
Håkansson, K. and Isidorsson, T. (2014), The trade union response to agency labour in Sweden. Industrial Relations Journal, 45: 22–38. doi: 10.1111/irj.12040
- Issue published online: 20 JAN 2014
- Article first published online: 3 JAN 2014
This article explores the possibilities for temporary agency workers to gain union representation at workplace level. Using Heery's classification of four different union responses to agency work—Exclusion, Regulation, Replacement and Engagement—we found that, even though the union wishes to represent agency workers, there are institutional conditions obstructing them from succeeding.