Voice and Involvement at Work: Experience with Non-Union Representation
Paul J. Gollan, Bruce E. Kaufman, Daphne Taras, Adrian Wilkinson
Routledge, Aug 21, 2014 - Business & Economics - 420 pages
In the last decade, nonunion employee representation (NER) has become a much discussed topic in the fields of human resource management, employment relations, and employment/labor law. This book examines the purpose, structure, and performance of various types of employee representation bodies created by companies in non-union settings to promote collective forums for voice and involvement at the workplace.
This unique volume presents the first longitudinal evidence on the performance, success, and failure of NER plans over an extended time period. Consisting of twelve detailed, in-depth case studies of actual NER plans in operation across four countries, this volume provides unparalleled evidence on such matters as: the motives behind the initial establishment of NER, different organizational forms of NER in industry, key success and failure factors over the long-term, pro and con evaluations for employers and employees, and more. Voice and Involvement at Work captures an unequalled international and comparative perspective through a wide cross-section of different NER forms.
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Proponents of NER, for example, advocate it as an important component of the high-road approach that builds more profitable organizations on employee empowerment and mutual gain. Critics, on the other hand, maintain that NER at best is ...
First, we have sought to introduce a comparative cross-national element by selecting examples of NER from four Anglo-American countries. The countries are Australia, Canada, Great Britain, and the United States.
In Canada, for example, a large-scale NER group may be called a Joint Industrial Council (JIC) or Employee-Management Advisory Committee (EMAC), while in the UK and Australia a popular term is Joint Consultative Committee (JCC).
An example is Indirect, Contested, and Influence, such as a strong trade union that uses collective bargaining and strikes to gain higher wages for workers. Thus, at the lefthand side of the continuum are individual, informal, ...
Examples are voice provided solely on an individual face-to-face basis, such the traditional “open door” policy ... A NER form, for example, is the JCC in Figure 1.1 which is an indirect form of voice—like a trade union—but which does ...
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