Dr Hugh Cook
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Other Internet Resources
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1) Introduction to Industrial Relations
This lecture sets the scene by defining industrial relations as a field of study. It asks, what’s the basis of the employment relationship between employees and employers?
Dunlop J.T. (1958), Industrial Relations Systems, Holt-Dryden, New York.
Gennard, J. and Judge, J. (1997) Employee Relations, CIPD.
Fox A. (1966), Research Paper 3, Royal Commission on trade unions and employers' associations, 1965-68 [electronic resource]., HM Stationary Office, London
Van Wanrooy B, Bewley H, Bryson A, Forth J, Freeth S, Stokes L and Wood S (2013) The 2011 Workplace Employment Relations Study-First findings. Department for Business Innovation and Skills.
I) The State and Industrial Relations
These two lectures question the role of the State as an actor in the employment relationship. Within the UK we will consider the shift from the ‘New Right’ Conservative government to the ‘New Left’ Labour administration, and the ‘return’ to the right under the coalition government. However, with the growing significance of the EU the State is increasingly influenced from outside its traditional boundaries.
2) Industrial Relations and the role of European Union
Jensen, C.S. Madsen, J.S. and Due, J. (1999) ‘Phases and Dynamics in the Development of EU Industrial Relations Regulation’. Industrial relations journal. . 30(2).
Gennard, John, (2010) Chapter 5: The Importance of the European Union. FROM: Gennard, John, Managing employment relations, 5th ed. pp.133-176. London: Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development [GA1] (Available on the VLE under ONLINE COURSE READING FOLDER) Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva.
Gumbrell-McCormick, R., & Hyman, R. (2013) ‘Mapping the terrain: varieties of Industrial Relations and Trade Unionism (introduction), Trade unions in Western Europe : hard times, hard choices. Oxford University Press.
Howell, C, (1999) Unforgiven : British trade unionism in crisis.In: Martin, A, The brave new world of European labor : European trade unions at the millennium. pp.27-74. New York: Berghahn Books. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva.
Schiek, D., Oliver, L., Forde, C., Alberti, G. (2015) In The EU socio-economic model from Rome to Lisbon and beyond (Chapter 1.2 and 1.3 ); Conclusion and Recommendations.n Collective Bargaining in the Internal Market (Chapter 5. 4). In EU Social and Labour Rights and EU Internal Market Law. Directorate General for Internal Policies. Policy Department A: economic and scientific Policy. Document requested by the European Parliament's Committee on Employment Affairs (EMPL) Available online
3) New Labour’s legacy, and beyond
Howell C. (2004), ‘Is There a Third Way for Industrial Relations? , British Journal of Industrial Relations, 42:1 March 2004.
Smith, P. and Morton, G. (2006) ‘Nine Years of New Labour: Neoliberalism and Worker Rights’ British Journal of Industrial Relations, 44(3): 401-420.
Williams, S. and Scott, P. (2010) ‘Shooting the past? The modernisation of Conservative Party employment relations policy under David Cameron’, Industrial relations journal., 41(1): 4-18.
Theme II Voice at Work
Voice at work is considered one of the key mechanisms for improving the performance of organisations. These lectures consider the extent and impact of voice in the UK and the influence of the EU in extending its impact.
6) High Performance Workplaces
Godard, John (2004) ‘A Critical Assessment of the High-Performance Paradigm’ British Journal of Industrial Relations. vol. 42:2 pp. 349 – 78.
Guest, D.E., 2011. Human resource management and performance: still searching for some answers. Human resource management journal. , 21(1), pp. 3-13.
Truss, C., 2001. Complexities and Controversies in Linking Hrm with Organizational Outcomes. Journal of management studies. , 38(8), pp. 1121-1149.
Wood, Stephen (1999) ‘Human Resource Management and Performance’ International journal of management reviews. vol. 1:4 pp. 367 - 413.
7) Demise of collectivism and partnerships
Frege, C. (2002) ‘A Critical Assessment of the Theoretical and Empirical Research ion German Works Councils’ British Journal of Industrial Relations., 40(2): 221-248.
Hall, M. (2006) ‘A cool response to the ICE Regulations? Employer and trade union approaches to the new legal framework for information and consultation’ Industrial relations journal., 37(5): 456-472.
Terry, M. (1999) ‘Systems of collective employee representation in non-union firms in the UK’ Industrial relations journal., 30(1): 16-30.
Theme III: Equality, Fairness and Industrial Relations
Week 4. Equality at work in the UK
- Ashe, S., Nazroo, J. ‘Equality, Diversity and Racism in the Workplace A Qualitative Analysis of the 2015 Race at Work Survey’, Business in the Community, www.bitc.org.uk
- Cabinet Office (2017), Race Disparity Audit, London, HMSO (esp Chs 2, 5, 10) Available from: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/686071/Revised_RDA_report_March_2018.pdf
- Conley, H. (2012) ‘Using equality to challenge austerity: new actors, old problems’, Work, employment and society. ISSN: 0950-0170, Vol. 26 (2), 349-359.
- Dickens, L. (2007), ‘The Road is Long: Thirty Years of Equality Legislation in Britain’, British Journal of Industrial Relations. ISSN: 0007-1080, Vol. 45(3)
- Equality and Human Rights Commission (2018), Measuring and Reporting on Disability and Ethnicity pay gaps Research Report 117, Manchester, EHRC Available from: https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/sites/default/files/measuring-and-reporting-on-ethnicity-and-disability-pay-gaps.pdf
- Equality and Human Rights Commission (2017), The Gender Pay Gap, Research Report 109, Manchester EHRC Available from: https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/sites/default/files/research-report-109-the-gender-pay-gap.pdf
- Equality and Human Rights Commission (2017), The Ethnicity Pay Gap, Research Report 108, Manchester EHRC Available from: https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/sites/default/files/research-report-108-the-ethnicity-pay-gap.pdf
- Equality and Human Rights Commission (2017), The Disability Pay Gap, Research Report 107, Manchester EHRC Available from: https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/sites/default/files/research-report-107-the-disability-pay-gap.pdf
- Hoque, K., Noon, M., (2004), ‘Equal opportunities policy and practice in Britain: Evaluating the ‘empty shell’ hypothesis’, Work, employment and society. ISSN: 0950-0170, Vol. 18(3)
- Kirton, G., Greene A-M, (2015), The Dynamics of Managing Diversity: A Critical Approach 4th ed., London, Routledge (esp. Chs 7 and 8)
- Moore, S., Tailby, S. (2015), ‘the Changing Face of Employment Relations: Equality and Diversity’, Employee relations. ISSN: 0142-5455 Vol. 37 (6), pp 705-719
- O’Reilly, J., Smith, M., Deakin, S.,& Burchell, B. (2015). Equal Pay as a Moving Target: International perspectives on forty-years of addressing the gender pay gap. Cambridge Journal of Economics. , 39(2), 299-317.
- The Equalities Review (2007), Fairness and freedom [electronic resource] : the final report of the Equalities Review.. Norwich, HMSO
- Wright, T., Conley, H.,& Moore, S. (2011). Addressing Discrimination in the Workplace on Multiple Grounds: The Experience of Trade Union Equality Representatives. Industrial Law Journal. , 40(4), 460-465
Week 5. Equality – the European Agenda and Dimension
- Leschke, J., & Jepsen, M. (2014). Is the economic crisis challenging the prevailing gender regime? A comparison of Denmark, Germany, Slovakia, and the United Kingdom. Social politics. : International Studies in Gender, State & Society , 21 (4), 485-508.
- Milner, S., Gregory, A. (2014). Gender equality bargaining in France and the UK: An uphill struggle? The Journal of Industrial Relations, 0022185613509997. 56(2) 1–18
- Rubery, J. (2015), ‘Austerity and the future for gender equality in Europe’, Industrial and labor relations review. ISSN: 0019-7939; 2162-271X, Vol. 68(4), https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0019793915588892
Theme IV: Contemporary Industrial Relations: Continuity and Change
Week 8. Employers, and management strategies in work and employment Flexibility
The lecture will focus specifically on the changing strategic and tactical initiatives being adopted by a number of employers in the management of work, employment and industrial relations. This will include consideration of employment status, networked organisations, the flexibilisation of work and the implications of these for trade unions and for industrial relations generally
- Precarious work
- Uber, Deliveroo and employment status (Taylor Report)
- Challenges for unions in organising ‘self-employed’ and flexible workers
- Brown, W., Marsden, D. (2010), ‘Individualisation and growing diversity of employment relationships’, Centre for Economic Performance, CEP Discussion Paper No. 1037 London LSE available at cep.lse.ac.uk/pubs/download/dp1037.pdf
- Clark, I., Colling, T. (2016), New insights into informal migrant employment: Hand car washes in a mid-sized English city, Economic and industrial democracy. ISSN: 0143-831x (Sept)
- Comparative Labor Law and Policy Journal ISSN: 1095-6654 (Spring 2016) series of articles in including by De Stefano, Prassl and Risak
- Kalleberg, A., (2018), Precarious lives : job insecurity and well-being in rich democracies ISBN: 9781509506538 (e-book), Cambridge, Polity Press
- Marchington, M. P., Rubery, J., Grimshaw, D., & Willmott, H. (2005). Fragmenting work : blurring organizational boundaries and disordering hierarchies ISBN: 0199262241 (pbk); 0199262233. Oxford University Press. Publication link: https://www.research.manchester.ac.uk/portal/en/publications/fragmenting-workblurring-organisational-boundaries-and-disordering-hierarchies(79a1156f-62fb-4fa9-aa92-bb1bd0346534).html
- Rubery, J., Keizer, A., Grimshaw, D., (2016), ‘Flexibility bites back: The multiple and hidden costs of flexible employment policies’, Human resource management journal. ISSN: 0954-5395, Vol. 26(3), 235-251 https://doi.org/10.1111/1748-8583.12092
- Theodore, N. (2016) ‘Worlds of Work: Changing landscapes of production and the new geographies of opportunity’, Geography compass. ISSN: 1749-8198 Vol. 10(4), 179-189 https://doi.org/10.1111/gec3.12261
- Weil, D. (2017), ‘How to make employment fair in an age of contracting and temp work’, Harvard business review. ISSN: 0017-8012 (March 24)
Week 9. New social movements and new actors in industrial relations
- Piore M., and Safford. S. (2006), ‘Changing regimes of workforce governance, shifting axes of social mobilization and the challenge to industrial relations theory’, Industrial relations. ISSN: 0019-8676, Vol. 45(3)
- Applebaum, E., Batt, R. (2014), Private equity at work : when Wall Street manages Main Street ISBN: 9780871540393 (pbk. ; alk. paper); 0871540398 (pbk. ; alk. paper); 9781610448185 (ebook). New York, Russell Sage.
- Clark, I. (2009), ‘The private-equity business model and associated strategies for HRM: evidence and implications’? https://doi.org/10.1080/09585190903175605
- Heery, E. (2018), ‘Fusion or Replacement? Labour and the ‘new’ social movements’, Economic and industrial democracy. ISSN: 0143-831x, Vol. 39(4), 661-80 https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0143831X18777616
- Heery, E., Williams, Stephen and Abbott, B. (2012), ‘Civil society organisations and trade unions: conflict, cooperation, indifference’. Work, employment and society. , 26 (1). pp. 145-160.
- Holgate, J., Pollert A., Keles J. and Kumarappan L. (2012) De-collectivization and employment problems: the experiences of minority ethnic workers seeking help through Citizens Advice, Work, employment and society. vol. 26 no. 5, 772-788.
- Hyman, R., Gumbrell-McCormick, R. (2017), ‘Resisting Labour Market Insecurity: Old and new actors, rivals or allies’, eprints.bbk.ac.uk/18987/3/18987.pdf
- Tapia, M., Ibsen, C., Kochan, T. (2015), ‘Mapping the frontier of theory in industrial relations: the contested role of worker representation’, Socio-economic review ISSN: 1475-1461, Vol. 13(1) 157-184
This list was last updated on 19/09/2018