The past decade has seen the emergence of new types of trade union representatives attracting new and more diverse activists; this book explores their motivations and values, drawing upon the voices of the activists themselves and capturing the relationship between work, social identity and class consciousness.
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan UK|
|Edition description:||1st ed. 2011|
|Product dimensions:||8.27(w) x 11.69(h) x (d)|
About the Author
SIAN MOORE Reader at the Working Lives Research Institute at London Metropolitan University, UK.She has published on gender and class, trade union recognition, learning and activism. She previously worked on the Leverhulme Future of Unions programme at the London School of Economics, at the Labour Research Department and in local government, where she was a NALGO activist.
Table of ContentsIntroduction Identity and Consciousness: An Unstable Relationship? Structure and Agency: The Dynamics of Workplace Activism The Role of Activists in Collective Mobilisation: Statutory Recognition Ballots Agents of Neoliberalism? : The Contested Role of the ULR From Self-organisation to Equality? The Emergence of Equality Reps Legacies of Self-organisation? Migrant Worker Activists The Ideological Dimensions of Activism: Excavating Class? Conclusions Notes