The unorganised worker: problems at work, routes to support and views on representation. The unrepresented worker survey 2004. Working Paper 11. Who experiences problems at work, what problems do they experience, what do they do about them and what happens as a result?

Pollert, A. and Charlwood, A. (2008) The unorganised worker: problems at work, routes to support and views on representation. The unrepresented worker survey 2004. Working Paper 11. Who experiences problems at work, what problems do they experience, what do they do about them and what happens as a result? Working Paper. University of the West of England, Bristol.

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Abstract

This is the eleventh working paper from a project that explored the experience of problems at work and sources of support and advice of non-unionised workers in Britain. It explored ‘concerns’ at work – what these were, how they were perceived, whether any action was taken or not - and wider issues of individual employment rights and their enforcement. Non-unionised workers’ use of union help-lines, statutory bodies such as Acas and the Employment Tribunal system, various support and advice agencies, such as Citizens Advice Bureau and law centres, and wider social networks were examined. The research involved both a telephone survey of 500 workers and qualitative interviews of a smaller number accessed through the survey respondents, the Citizens Advice Bureaux and other informal channels. Wider attitudes towards individual and collective representation and broader social engagement were also explored.

Item Type:Report or Working Paper (Working Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:unrepresented workers, work, problems at work
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Business and Law > Department of Business Management
ID Code:7488
Deposited By: A. Lawson
Deposited On:23 Mar 2010 10:16
Last Modified:12 Aug 2013 22:12

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