Unions, joint regulation and workplace equality policy and practice in Britain: evidence from the 2004 Workplace Employment Relations Survey

Kim Hoque, Nick Bacon

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Abstract

This article provides an empirical assessment of the relationship between unionization and the adoption of equal opportunities (EO) policies and practices in British workplaces, using data from the 2004 Workplace Employment Relations Survey. The results demonstrate an association between union recognition and the adoption of a range of EO practices. However, this association largely only holds where unions are able to influence EO decision-making via negotiation or consultation. There is little evidence that the equality practices adopted in unionized workplaces where negotiation and consultation does not occur are any different from those adopted in non-unionized workplaces.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)265-284
JournalWork, Employment and Society
Volume28
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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