Coming to Terms with Quality: UNISON and the Restructuring of Local Government

Ian Fitzgerald, Al Rainnie, John Stirling

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Abstract

The authors' argument is that current quality initiatives are managerially driven and coincide with the development of so-called ‘new right’ politics in the public sector. They criticize those those who argue that quality is simply imposed on a quiescent workforce and suggest instead that the process is mediated through workers and their representatives. They use case study evidence from a local authority to analyse trade union responses and locate this within a discussion of the ‘union renewal’ thesis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-134
JournalCapital & Class
Volume20
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1996

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