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The dynamics of workplace unionism : shop stewards' organisation in three Merseyside plants
The dynamics of workplace unionism the Merseyside context Birds Eye Bemrose Ford assessment and implications. Appendices: the interviewees the fieldwork.
Partisan, scholarly and active: arguments for an organic public sociology of work
Despite a thriving tradition of critical scholarship in United Kingdom-based sociology of work, Burawoy’s call for a partisan organic public sociology that is part of ‘a social movement beyond theExpand
Leadership and union militancy: The case of the RMT
The National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT), which represents the majority of mainline railway and London Underground workers, is currently one of the most militant and left-wingExpand
A reappraisal of the rank-and-file versus bureaucracy debate
This paper celebrates some of the considerable strengths of Hyman’s 1970s/early 1980s analysis of unions in general and bureaucracy specifically, and reapplies it to more recent developments withinExpand
Radical political unionism in France and Britain: A comparative study of SUD-Rail and the RMT
Many recent pessimistic academic assessments of the prospects for the revival of European trade unionism fail adequately to capture evidence of continuing union resilience and combativity in certainExpand
Shop stewards' leadership, left-wing activism and collective workplace union organisation
Providing an account of the dynamic interrelationship between shop steward leadership and membership interaction, Ralph Darlington focuses particular attention on the much-neglected crucial role thatExpand
The state of workplace union reps’ organization in Britain today
This article provides a brief evaluation of the state of workplace union reps’ organization in Britain as we approach the second decade of the 2000s. It documents the severe weakening of workplaceExpand
The Challenge to Workplace Unionism in the Royal Mail
While remaining in the public sector, the British Post Office has undergone massive changes in terms of its general orientation and structure over the last decade, with major implications forExpand
The leadership component of Kelly’s mobilisation theory: Contribution, tensions, limitations and further development
This reassessment of Kelly’s analysis of the relationship of activist leadership to collective action within the overall jigsaw of mobilisation theory draws on social movement literature, studies byExpand
Union militancy and left‐wing leadership on London Underground
The article provides evidence from case study research into trade union organisation and activity on the London Under-ground during the 1990s. It explores the extent to which left-wing politicalExpand