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Worker voice : employee representation in the workplace in Australia, Canada, Germany, the UK and the US 1914-1939 / Greg Patmore.

Author:
Patmore, Greg [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
England : Liverpool University Press, 2016.
Description:
1 online resource.
Series:
Studies in labour history. [More in this series]
Summary note:
This book informs debates about worker participation in the workplace or worker voice by analysing comparative historical data relating to these ideas during the inter-war period in Australia, Canada, Germany, the UK and the US. The issue is topical because of the contemporary shift to a workplace focus in many countries without a corresponding development of infrastructure at the workplace level, and because of the growing 'representation gap' as union membership declines. Some commentators have called for the introduction of works councils to address these issues. Other scholars have gone back and examined the experiences with the non-union Employee Representation Plans (ERPs) in Canada and the US. This book will test these claims through examining and comparing the historical record of previous efforts of five countries during a rich period of experimentation between the Wars. In addition to ERPs, the book expands the debate will by examining union-management co-operation, Whitley works committees and German works councils.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 214-234) and index.
Subject(s):
Form/​Genre:
History
ISBN:
  • 9781781384312 ((electronic bk.))
  • 1781384312 ((electronic bk.))
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