Women's Attitudes Towards Trade Unions in the UK: A Consideration of the Distinction between Full- and Part-Time Workers

17 Pages Posted: 10 Oct 2005

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Jennifer Tomlinson

University of Leeds - Leeds University Business School (LUBS); University of Leeds - Work and Employment Relations

Abstract

This article considers the attitudes and experiences of female full- and part-time workers towards trade unions. Expanding upon previous research it suggests that while the attitudes of full- and part-time workers towards trade unions are similar, experiences of trade unions are not: they depend upon the employment context and work history. A life course perspective is advanced, which examines women's employment contexts and transitions between full- and part-time work in order to further explain female part-timers' lower likelihood of unionising.

Suggested Citation

Tomlinson, Jennifer, Women's Attitudes Towards Trade Unions in the UK: A Consideration of the Distinction between Full- and Part-Time Workers. Industrial Relations Journal, Vol. 36, No. 5, pp. 402-418, September 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=796335

Jennifer Tomlinson (Contact Author)

University of Leeds - Leeds University Business School (LUBS) ( email )

Leeds LS2 9JT
United Kingdom

University of Leeds - Work and Employment Relations ( email )

Leeds
United Kingdom

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