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Representing and organizing retail workers: A comparative study of the UK and Australia

Lynch, Samantha and Price, Robin and Pyman, Amanda and Bailey, Janis (2011) Representing and organizing retail workers: A comparative study of the UK and Australia. In: Grugulis, Irena, ed. Retail Work. Critical Perspectives on Work and Employment . Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke. ISBN 978-0-230-28357-2. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

A comparison of the organising strategies of two retail unions USDAW and the SDA, based in the UK and Australia respectively. Despite the geographical distance these two unions face similar issues and approach them in similar ways. Both deal with feminised, youthful labour forces with low union densities and high numbers of part-time jobs. Both have to cope with high levels of turnover in their membership and both have adopted strategies of cooperation with management. The results of their campaigns are considered here.

Item Type: Book section
Additional information: Also publishes as Samantha Evans.
Uncontrolled keywords: trade unions, retail, union strategy, organising strategy, UK, Australia
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Industrial Relations/HRM
Depositing User: Samantha Evans
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2013 14:47 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 10:05 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/33521 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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