Unions, Within-Workplace Job Cuts and Job Security Guarantees
Using data from the Workplace Employment Relations Survey 1998, this paper shows that unionisation increased the probability of within-workplace job cuts and the incidence of job security guarantees. As theory predicts, both are more prevalent among market-sector workplaces with higher union density and multi-unionism. Expectations that these effects would be more muted in the public sector were also confirmed.
July 2006 Paper Number CEPDP0733
This CEP discussion paper is published under the centre's programme.