The Views of Members towards Workplace Union Organization in Banking between 1999 and 2008


  • Jeremy Waddington is at the University of Manchester and European Trade Union Institute.


In tracing the changing perceptions of members in banking of trade union workplace organization between 1999 and 2008, this article illustrates a pattern of decline in terms of the coverage and performance of workplace organization. Contrary to the claims made by proponents of partnership arrangements, merger involvement and organizing, these strategies were not sufficient to arrest the decline in workplace organization. In consequence, members remained reliant on trade union full-time officers for support.