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Industrial Relations: Theory And Practice
Edited ByTrevor Colling and Michael Terry

Industrial Relations_ Theory and Practice


List of Figures and Tables
List of Common Abbreviations
List of Contributors
Introduction 1
1 Work, the Employment Relationship and the Field
of Industrial Relations
Trevor Colling and Michael Terry
Section One British Industrial Relations in Comparative Context 27
British Industrial Relations: Between Security and Flexibility
Colin Crouch
British Industrial Relations: The European Dimension
Richard Hyman
Section Two Actors 81
Management: Caught Between Competing Views
of the Organization
Keith Sisson and John Purcell
State, Capital and Labour Relations in Crisis
Jason Heyes and Peter Nolan
Trade Unions: Power and Influence in a Changed Context
Melanie Simms and Andy Charlwood
Section Three Contexts 149
Public Sector Industrial Relations: The Challenge
of Modernization
Stephen Bach
Industrial Relations in the Private Sector
James Arrowsmith
9 Multinational Companies: Transforming National Industrial
Relations? 207
Paul Marginson and Guglielmo Meardi
Industrial Relations in Small Firms 231
Monder Ram and Paul Edwards
Section Four Processes 253
11 Negotiation and Collective Bargaining
William Brown
Employee Representation
Michael Terry
The Changing Legal Framework of Employment Relations
Linda Dickens and Mark Hall
14 Legal Institutions and the Regulation of Workplaces
Trevor Colling
Section Five Outcomes 347
Pay and Working Time: Shifting Contours of
the Employment Relationship
Damien Grimshaw and Jill Rubery
Industrial Relations and Economic Performance
Paul Edwards and Sukanya Sengupta
Skills Policy and the Displacement of Industrial Relations:
The Elephant in the Corner?
Ewart Keep, Caroline Lloyd and Jonathan Payne
Equality and Diversity: The Ultimate Industrial Relations Concern
Deborah Dean and Sonia Liff
Index 447



6.1 Trade union membership density 1950–2006 131
11.1 The approximate coverage of principal pay fixing arrangements for
private sector employees in Great Britain, 1940–2004 257
15.1 Trends in the relative level of the minimum wage, 1999–2007 356
15.2 Changes in the average gender pay ratio 358
15.3 Trends in flexible working arrangements, 2001–06 372


2.1 Policies and practices for combining flexibility and security 31
2.2 UK policies and practices for combining flexibility and security 39
2.3 Female participation in employment (2007), European countries
and the USA 41
2.4 Percentage foreign population (2007), European countries 42
2.5 Balance of trade as % of GDP (2007) and average annual growth
rates (%) (1999–2008), advanced economies 43
2.6 Annual balance sheet totals of credit institutions as % of GDP (2006
or 2005), European countries 44
2.7 Mortgages as a % of disposable income (2006), selected countries 45
2.8 Women employed in health and other care occupations as % of all
persons employed (2007), European and selected other countries 48
2.9 Social protection payments per capita in € (2006), European Union 49
4.1 Mergers and acquisitions in the UK, 1997–2006 92
4.2 Competing views of the work organization 98
7.1 Proportions employed within the UK public and private sectors
by key characteristic in 2006 (%) 153
7.2 UK public sector employment by sector; headcount (000s) 158
7.3 UK public sector workforce in the UK headcount 160
7.4 Membership of UK trade unions with more than 100 000
members in 2007 170
8.1 Workforce jobs by industry (000s), 1978–2007 180
8.2 Manufacturing employment, 1998–2006 189
10.1 Dimensions of organization: the sector and the fi rm 245
14.1 Mapping responses to legislation 327
15.1 Pay determination in UK workplaces, 1998–2004 353
15.2 Listing of national minimum wage rates 355
15.3 Incidence of variable pay schemes, 2004 360
15.4 Usual weekly hours worked, by percentage share of
employees, 1992–2008 365
15.5 The incidence of paid and unpaid overtime in WLB2
and WLB3 366
15.6 Reasons for working long hours, % of employees
by occupational group 367
15.7 Flexible working and leave arrangements for non-managerial
employees in continuing workplaces, 1998 and 2004 371
17.1 Joint regulation of training – % of workplaces 409

ACAS Advisory Conciliation and Arbitration Service
BERR Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory
Reform (formerly DTI now the Department for Business,
Innovation and Skills (BIS))
CAC Central Arbitration Committee
CBI Confederation of British Industry
CRE Commission for Racial Equality
DfES Department for Education and Skills
DoH Department of Health
Donovan Commission Royal Commission on Trade Unions and Employers’
Associations, chaired by Lord Donovan, 1965–68
DRC Disability Rights Commission
DTI Department of Trade and Industry
EAT Employment Appeal Tribunal
EC European Commission
ECJ European Court of Justice
EHRC Equalities and Human Rights Commission
EOC Equal Opportunities Commission
ET Employment Tribunal
EU European Union
EWC European Works Council
HRM Human Resource Management
HSE Health and Safety Executive
ILO International Labour Organization
LFS Labour Force Survey
MNC Multinational Company
NES New Earnings Survey
NHS National Health Service
NMW National Minimum Wage
NVQ National Vocational Qualifi cation
SME Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises
TUC Trades Union Congress
ULF/ULR Union Learning Fund/Union Learning Representative
VET Vocational Education and Training
WERS Workplace Employee Relations Survey


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