Post-accession migration in construction and trade union responses in Denmark, Norway and the UK

Eldring, Line, Fitzgerald, Ian and Arnholtz, Jens (2012) Post-accession migration in construction and trade union responses in Denmark, Norway and the UK. European Journal of Industrial Relations, 18 (1). pp. 21-36. ISSN 0959-6801

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Abstract

The article provides a comparative analysis of trade union responses to the arrival of CEE workers in Denmark, Norway and the UK, with a special emphasis on the organizing efforts of construction workers’ unions. Organizing has been seen as a crucial element in avoiding a situation where the presence of CEE workers may lead to low-wage competition and social dumping. On the basis of case studies from Copenhagen, Oslo and the North-East of England the article analyses how the unions’ strategies on recruiting migrants were developed, the novelty of these strategies and results when it comes to member ship gains.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: construction, Denmark, labour migration, Norway, organizing, trade unions, UK
Subjects: L200 Politics
L700 Human and Social Geography
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School > Business and Management
Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 04 May 2011 08:42
Last Modified: 11 May 2017 08:12
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/3003

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