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Globalization and its melting pot of different nationalities, ethnicities and cultures is attracting research that is gathering in substance and theory. A dynamic new field that represents a significant focus within management and organisation studies is emerging.
This Handbook showcases the scope of international perspectives that exist on workplace diversity and is the first to define this hotly contested field.
Part I of the Handbook dissects the theoretical reasons and shows how the study of workplace diversity follows different directions. Part II critiques quantitative and qualitative research methods within the field, while Part III investigates the parallels and distinctions between different workplace groups. Key issues are drawn together in an insightful introduction from the editors, and future directions for research are proposed in the conclusion.
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Chapter 21: Trade Unions and Equality and Diversity
Trade Unions and Equality and Diversity
Union membership has generally been falling across the developed world in recent decades, largely as a consequence of economic restructuring; in particular the decline in the traditionally highly unionised manufacturing sector, a growth in the lower unionised service sector and increasing levels of ‘atypical’ employment (Howell, 1996). The latter two trends are associated with higher female and minority ethnic levels of employment, rendering the recruitment and retention of these two groups of workers as imperative to the survival of unions. This imperative has driven many unions to develop strategies aimed at redressing historic inequalities in the representation of ‘minority’ groups in union democratic processes and structures and also to improve their ability to represent diverse ...