‘Thinking outside the box’? Trade union organizing strategies and Polish migrant workers in the United Kingdom

Fitzgerald, Ian and Hardy, Jane (2010) ‘Thinking outside the box’? Trade union organizing strategies and Polish migrant workers in the United Kingdom. British Journal of Industrial Relations, 48 (1). pp. 131-150. ISSN 0007-1080

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8543.2009.00761.x

Abstract

This article focuses on the responses of British trade unions to the arrival of Polish workers since the 2004 enlargement of the European Union. It is argued that existing definitions and explanations of UK trade union engagement with migrant workers do not capture the strategies that have been used to engage with these migrant workers. We suggest that there have been two sets of responses. First, recruitment and organization activity has centred on inclusion and has been undertaken on new terrains using innovative strategies. Second, we point to the importance of new linkages locally, regionally, nationally and internationally in organizing these new labour market entrants.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: First published online 19 November 2009.
Subjects: L900 Others in Social studies
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School > Business and Management
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Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2011 09:48
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:04
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/1805

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