Jeremy Waddington is at the University of Manchester and European Trade Union Institute.
The Views of Members towards Workplace Union Organization in Banking between 1999 and 2008
Article first published online: 14 MAR 2012
© John Wiley & Sons Ltd/London School of Economics 2012
British Journal of Industrial Relations
Volume 51, Issue 2, pages 333–354, June 2013
How to Cite
Waddington, J. (2013), The Views of Members towards Workplace Union Organization in Banking between 1999 and 2008. British Journal of Industrial Relations, 51: 333–354. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8543.2012.00896.x
- Issue published online: 19 MAY 2013
- Article first published online: 14 MAR 2012
- Final version accepted on 12 January 2012.
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.