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CentrePiece article
In brief: New Opportunities for Britain's Trade Unions?
John Kelly and P Willman
February 2005
Paper No' CEPCP176:
Full Paper (pdf)

CentrePiece 10 (1) Spring 2005

The passage of the 1999 Employment Relations Act arguably signified the recovery of trade unions' political influence after many years of exclusion from policy-making under the Conservatives. As a new CEP book edited by John Kelly and Paul Willman shows, the Act has been very important in stimulating increased union organising and a pragmatic accommodation to union recognition by many employers.

Union Organisation and Activity edited by John Kelly and Paul Willman (Routledge, 2004) is published in CEP's series on the future of trade unions in Britain.