Non-union worker representation through civil society organisations: evidence from the United Kingdom

Authors


  • Steve Williams is Principal Lecturer in Employment Relations, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth Business School, Department of Human Resource and Marketing Management, Brian Abbott is Senior Lecturer in Employment Relations, Kingston University, Kingston Business School, Department of Leadership and Edmund Heery is Professor of Employment Relations, Cardiff University, Cardiff Business School.

Steve Williams, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth Business School, Department of Human Resource and Marketing Management, Richmond Building, Portland Street, Portsmouth, PO1 3DE; email: stephen.williams@port.ac.uk

ABSTRACT

Drawing on research evidence from the United Kingdom, the main features of non-union worker representation through civil society organisations (CSOs) are elaborated. The interventions of CSOs are marked by an emphasis on using indirect methods of worker representation beyond the boundaries of the workplace, such as awareness raising measures and political lobbying.

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