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Managing Under Pressure: Industrial Relations in Local Government

Managing Under Pressure: Industrial Relations in Local Government - Martin Laffin

Macmillan, 1989, Paperback.
Condition: Very Good.

From the cover: “Public expenditure cutbacks are having a major impact on industrial relations in the public services and local governments around the world. Governments have broken with the earlier ‘model-employer’ tradition and have become less sympathetic to public-sector unionism. Managing under Pressure is a clear and considered introduction to the new realities of public service industrial relations. It contains an up-to-date introduction to the different perspectives and debates on industrial relations and unionism in the public services and provides a new framework for understanding how management-union relations have been affected by political and managerial changes. The framework is illustrated by case-studies of two very different local authorities in Britain where the new tensions between public employers and employees have been at their most dramatic. The book focuses on policy change: How can policies of service cutbacks and privatisation be negotiated between management and unions? How can policy innovations, like decentralisation, be negotiated given the new climate of severe financial austerity?”


Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). In the Public Policy and Politics series. 207 pages.
£9.80
Managing Under Pressure: Industrial Relations in Local Government