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Young Workers and Trade Unions

A Global View

Editors: Hodder, A., Kretsos, L. (Eds.)

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This book provides an understanding of the processes in which unions engage with young people, and views and opinions young people hold relating to collective representation. It features a selection of specific national cases of high relevance to contemporary debates of precariousness, trade union revitalization strategies and austerity policies.

About the authors

Andy Hodder is a lecturer in the Management Department at the University of Birmingham, UK. He has conducted research into the relationship between young workers and trade unions in the UK and is continuing to work on issues associated with union mobilization and activism. Andy is a member of the British Academy of Management, the British Sociological Association and the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics. He is also on the Executive Committee of the British Universities Industrial Relations Association.

Lefteris Kretsos is a senior lecturer of Industrial Relations at the University of Greenwich, UK, and Member of the ESRC Peer Review College. His research is focused on the rising trends and patterns of precarious employment, especially among young workers in the context of economic crisis. Lefteris has been involved in various research projects for the European Commission, ESRC, the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions and various trade union organisations. He is also heavily involved in the completion of a project funded by the European Research Council on the effects of marketization into European societies.

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“This edited collection aims to give insight into the challenges trade unions around the world face when they attempt to involve young people. … This is undoubtedly an important contribution to our understanding of the difficult contexts in which unions are trying to organize and represent young people. … Anyone reading the book as a whole will be left with a very clear view of the political and practical challenges ahead.” (Melanie Simms, British Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol. 54 (1), March, 2016)


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Young Workers and Unions: Context and Overview

    Hodder, Andy (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • Trade Unions’ ‘Deliberative Vitality’ towards Young Workers: Survey Evidence across Europe

    Vandaele, Kurt

    Pages 16-36

  • New Times Are Still Coming, Old Times Are Still Leaving: Notes about Young People’s Participation and Union Traditions in Contemporary Argentina

    Soul, Julia

    Pages 37-53

  • Ageing Australian Unions and the ‘Youth Problem’

    Peetz, David (et al.)

    Pages 54-70

  • Danish Trade Unions and Young People: Using Media in the Battle for Hearts and Minds

    Geelan, Torsten

    Pages 71-89

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Young Workers and Trade Unions
Book Subtitle
A Global View
Editors
  • A. Hodder
  • L. Kretsos
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-42953-7
DOI
10.1057/9781137429537
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-42951-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 206
Topics