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Saturday, 12 January 2013

3 Routes to Union Growth

Gregor Gall examines some recent success stories of union membership growth which buck the underlying trend of decline over the past 30 years - one is organising employers through partnership deals (Usdaw), another is a focus on professionalism (NAS/UWT & NUT) and the the third is militancy (RMT). It is notable that in each case the unions have been operating in either a stable or expanding labour market: