Trade union strategies to tackle labour market insecurity: Geography and the role of Sheffield TUC

ETHERINGTON, David, JEFFERY, Bob, THOMAS, Peter, JONES, Martin and LEDGER‐JESSOP, Ben (2023). Trade union strategies to tackle labour market insecurity: Geography and the role of Sheffield TUC. Industrial Relations Journal.

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This paper analyses the role of trades councils and trade unions in organising within local and regional contexts around the challenges facing and potential union strategies for addressing the needs of insecure and precarious workers. We deploy a case study on the Sheffield Trade Union Council and the Sheffield Needs A Pay Rise campaign as a way of exploring innovations and challenges for the trade union movement for organising the unorganised. We explore the potentials as well as limitations of local organising and campaigning around insecurity and marginalisation by trade unions to demonstrate theoretically and empirically within industrial relations research the role of strategic spaces for action by workers and trade unions and the set of institutional, economic, social and cultural resources that workers can draw on in developing their respective strategies.

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Additional Information: ** Article version: VoR ** From Wiley via Jisc Publications Router ** Licence for VoR version of this article: **Journal IDs: issn 0019-8692; issn 1468-2338 **Article IDs: publisher-id: irj12400 **History: published_online 25-03-2023; accepted 14-03-2023; rev-recd 24-02-2023; submitted 18-01-2023
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Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2023 11:02
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