The road to recovery: how effective unions can help rebuild the economy

The road to recovery: how effective unions can help rebuild the economy
Document type
Paper
Corporate author(s)
Trade Union Congress
Publisher
TUC
Date of publication
2 March 2010
Series
Touchstone Pamphlets
Subject(s)
Trends: economic, social and technology trends affecting business, People management: all aspects of managing people
Collection
Business and management
Material type
Reports

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This Touchstone pamphlet argues that unions can play a key role in helping Britain on the road to economic recovery, and reversing the negative trends in income inequality. It argues that unions must prioritise building effective workplace organisation and extending collective bargaining if they wish to realise this potential role, and makes the case for unions, employers and government to consider ways of extending collective bargaining coverage. It demonstrates the value that effective unions can bring to long-term employment relations and to both employees and employers, and sets out the case for government and employers to rethink how they engage with unions.

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