Trade Unions, Union Learning Representatives and Employer-Provided Training in Britain
30 Pages Posted: 5 Nov 2008
This article provides an empirical assessment of the relationship between trade union recognition, union density, union learning representatives (ULRs) and employer-provided training in British workplaces using linked employeremployee data from the 2004 Workplace Employment Relations Survey. The results suggest that the relationship between union recognition and training is, at best, weak. We find no consistent relationship between union density and training or between the presence of ULRs and training. We do, however, find some evidence of greater equality in the distribution of training in ULR workplaces than in other workplaces.
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