Post-accession migration in construction and trade union responses in Denmark, Norway and the UK

Line Eldring, Ian Fitzgerald, Jens Arnholtz

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Abstract

The article provides a comparative analysis of trade union responses to the arrival of CEE workers in Denmark, Norway and the UK, with a special emphasis on the organizing efforts of construction workers’ unions. Organizing has been seen as a crucial element in avoiding a situation where the presence of CEE workers may lead to low-wage competition and social dumping. On the basis of case studies from Copenhagen, Oslo and the North-East of England the article analyses how the unions’ strategies on recruiting migrants were developed, the novelty of these strategies and results when it comes to member ship gains.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-36
JournalEuropean Journal of Industrial Relations
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012

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