ABSTRACT

This book brings together contributions from both expert academics and leading figures of UNISON in an in-depth analysis of the union's achievements to date. As the largest and most influential trade union in the public sector, UNISON is an ideal case-study for the possible future development of UK unions in the twenty first century.

chapter 1|12 pages

Introduction: UNISON and public service trade unionism

ByMICHAEL TERRY

part |2 pages

Part I UNISON: Structures and processes

chapter 2|8 pages

The creation of UNISON

ByRODNEY BICKERSTAFFE

chapter 4|18 pages

UNISON’s management of the merger and beyond

ByMICHAEL DEMPSEY

chapter 6|21 pages

Strategic review and organisational change in UNISON

ByTREVOR COLLING, TIM CLAYDON

chapter 7|19 pages

Promoting representation of women within UNISON

ByANNE MC BRIDE

chapter 9|7 pages

UNISON and New Labour: Searching for new relationships

ByTOM SAWYER

part |2 pages

Part II The UNISON agenda

chapter 10|18 pages

UNISON and changes in collective bargaining in health and local government

ByCAROLE THORNLEY, MIKE IRONSIDE, ROGER SEIFERT

chapter 11|12 pages

UNISON and low pay policy

ByPETER MORRIS

chapter 12|8 pages

UNISON and low pay policy: A comment on Morris

ByCAROLE THORNLEY

chapter 13|13 pages

UNISON’s approach to lifelong learning

ByANNE MUNRO, HELEN RAINBIRD

chapter 14|5 pages

UNISON’s approach to lifelong learning: A comment on Munro and Rainbird

ByMunro and Rainbird JIM SUTHERLAND

chapter 15|21 pages

Between elation and despair: UNISON and the new social policy agenda

ByMICK CARPENTER

chapter 17|32 pages

Towards an organising model in UNISON?: A trade union membership strategy in transition

ByJEREMY WADDINGTON, ALLAN KERR

chapter 18|4 pages

Reflections on UNISON after 5 years

ByJOHN MONKS