Developments in Union Recognition and Derecognition in Britain, 1994-1998

British Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol. 37, Issue 4, December 1999

Posted: 18 Nov 2000

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Sonia McKay

Labour Research Department

Gregor Gall

University of Stirling - Department of Management and Organization

Abstract

This research note shows a marked change in the relative incidence of cases of derecognition and recognition in the period 1994-1998. It shows that the level of derecognition has fallen significantly in recent years while that of the signing of new recognition agreements has continued at its former level, so that on balance new recognition agreements clearly outnumber cases of derecognition. The context and reasons for this are explained by reference to developments in public policy, employer views and union practice. The results of derecognition and the prospects for union recognition are also examined.

JEL Classification: J51, J58

Suggested Citation

McKay, Sonia and Gall, Gregor, Developments in Union Recognition and Derecognition in Britain, 1994-1998. British Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol. 37, Issue 4, December 1999 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=233048

Sonia McKay

Labour Research Department

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Gregor Gall (Contact Author)

University of Stirling - Department of Management and Organization ( email )

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