Employee Relations

Q.1 How influential is the ‘never member’ phenomenon as an explanatory factor underpinning declining trade union membership levels in Britain? Justify your answer with reference to academic theory and empirical evidence. 

Q.2 The media covered 2016 UK industrial disputes from the Junior Doctors to the wave of disputes in December.  These disputes were also highlighted and publicised by social media and received critical comments on lack of government intervention in disputes in `essential services`.  Critically evaluate if industrial disputes are critical indicators of employee relations in the UK and how influential such disputes are in the 21st century.

 

Q.3. Critically evaluate the effects of the 2016 Trade Union Bill for trade unions, employers and government.  How could these Bill influence implications for recent industrial disputes in 2016?

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