Employee Relations in the Public Services: Themes and Issues by Susan CorbyEmployee Relations in the Public Services: Themes and Issues by Susan Corby

Employee Relations in the Public Services: Themes and Issues

EditorSusan Corby, Geoff White

Paperback | January 6, 2001

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Almost a fifth of all employees work in the public sector. Employees working in the civil service, NHS, local government, education, the police and fire services also represent a large and growing body of students taking degree courses at universities.  Exploring this important and rapidly changing area, this book outlines the main developments in the public sector since 1979, including topical issues such as the rise of new public management, decentralisation and contracting out. Themes which currently affect public sector employees are examined, including:

* decentralization
* contracting out
* fragmentation and the growth of individualism in the employment contract.

This stimulating, up-to-date and intellectually rigorous text is thematic, rather than sector specific, and reflects the way this subject is taught in a range of courses.  It will complement alternative texts in this area and will be a  valuable resource for students of public policy, public sector management, human resource management, employee and industrial relations.

Title:Employee Relations in the Public Services: Themes and IssuesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.8 inPublished:January 6, 2001Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415174457

ISBN - 13:9780415174459


Table of Contents

1. From the New Right to New LabourSusan Corby and Geoff White2. The economic and financial context: The Shrinking stateJean Shaoul3. The legal context: Public or private?Sandra Fredman4. The remuneration of public servants: Fair pay or new payGeoff White5. Equal opportunities: Fair shares for all?Susan Corby6. Employment flexibility: Push or pull?Ariane Hegewisch7. Tendering and outsourcing: Working in the contract stateTrevor Colling8. Quality Management: A new form of control?Miguel Martinez Lucio and Robert MacKenzie9. Personnel Managers: Managing to changeStephen Bach10. Trade Unions: The challenge of individualismHamish Mathieson and Susan Corby

From Our Editors

Written for those involved in business management and human resources, this book discusses recent developments in the public sector. The contributors featured in Employee Relations in the Public Services explore the public sector’s progress since 1979, and address the rise of Thatcherism, decentralization and issues of quality, flexibility and equal opportunity in the work environment.