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CEP discussion paper

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.


Alex Bryson and Michael White

July 2006     Paper Number CEPDP0733

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