Does the future of unions depend on the integration of diversity?

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    Abstract

    The article relates gender equality problems to a wider agenda of challenges to the labour movement. The main argument is that unions have to reflect the diversity of their membership base in order to maintain their legitimacy among members and their strength in the labout market. The article concludes that transformative changes in union policy and practices could benifit both the labour movement and gender equality. The empirical focus is on gender equality policies in the LO and in UNISON
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalIndustrielle Beziehungen
    Volume11
    Issue number1&2
    Pages (from-to)129-142
    ISSN0943-2779
    Publication statusPublished - 2004

    Keywords

    • gender equality
    • membership problems
    • transformative strategies for change
    • organic solidarity
    • participatory democracy

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