Union Retreat and the Regions: The Shrinking Landscape of Organised Labour by Ron MartinUnion Retreat and the Regions: The Shrinking Landscape of Organised Labour by Ron Martin

Union Retreat and the Regions: The Shrinking Landscape of Organised Labour

byRon Martin, Peter Sunley, Jane Wills

Paperback | September 20, 2002

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Since the beginning of the 1980s, British trade unions have experienced a dramatic retreat, marked by rapidly falling membership and declining industrial power. The authors examine the regional dimensions of this retreat of organised labour, paying particular attention to:
The resilience of the unions' historical heartland areas. The impact of economic restructuring on local union traditions. The shrinking landscape of industrial militancy. The geographical decentralization of the new industrial relations. The link between these factors and the more general debate on regional development and regional labour markets.
An important synthesis of economic geography and industrial relations work, this book marks a major contribution towards the newly emerging field of labour geography
Title:Union Retreat and the Regions: The Shrinking Landscape of Organised LabourFormat:PaperbackPublished:September 20, 2002Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0117023760

ISBN - 13:9780117023765

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Table of Contents

1. The Disorgnaised of organised Labour. 2. Situating Trade Unionism: Spaces of Regulation and Representation. 3. The Contours of Decline: Union Retreat and Resilience in the Regions. 4. Labour Market Restructuring and Regional Unionism. 5. Striking Out the Past? Geographies of Industrial Action. 6. Decentralization and Local Industrial Politics. 7. Mapping Union Futures: Representation and Organisation in a Detraditionalized Economy.