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Cam, Surhan; Cardiff University (2012)
Publisher: Cardiff University
Languages: English
Types: Book
Subjects: H1
Trade unions are widely regarded as functional for members, despite growing concerns over their effectiveness. However, specific analyses of members whose conditions are not affected by unions are absent from the debate. The present paper explores the relation of these members to workplace characteristics, flexible employment and work-status , hoping to provide a contribution to the examination of membership patterns. We analyse Labour Force Survey data from autumn 2010, using logistic regression modelling to identify the segments of members beyond the reach of unions. The results suggest that such a membership position is linked to the range of work-related circumstances considered, with a varying degree of influence on men and women. In particular, it correlates with educational and occupational levels, especially among male members.
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