Voluntary Organisations and Marketisation: A Dynamic of Employment Degradation

18 Pages Posted: 19 Mar 2013

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Ian Cunningham

University of Strathclyde - Department of Human Resource Management

Gary Hearne

Middlesex University

Philip James

Oxford Brookes University - Business School

Date Written: March 2013

Abstract

This article uses survey data to explore how far the terms and conditions of voluntary sector staff in Scotland are undergoing a process of reform against the backdrop of the sector's greater engagement in contracting for outsourced public services and a more challenging public expenditure environment. Its findings reveal that they have been undergoing a widespread process of diminution, which would appear to be becoming both deeper and broader. They further argue that this process has been intimately connected to a harsher funding environment and therefore raise the prospect of it intensifying further as the current British government's deficit reduction programme progresses.

Suggested Citation

Cunningham, Ian and Hearne, Gary and James, Philip, Voluntary Organisations and Marketisation: A Dynamic of Employment Degradation (March 2013). Industrial Relations Journal, Vol. 44, Issue 2, pp. 171-188, 2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2235446 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/irj.12008

Ian Cunningham (Contact Author)

University of Strathclyde - Department of Human Resource Management ( email )

Glasgow G1 1XU
United Kingdom

Gary Hearne

Middlesex University

No Address Available

Philip James

Oxford Brookes University - Business School

Oxford, OX33 1HX
United Kingdom

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