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Lori Francis & E. Kelloway

In: Handbook of Work Stress

Chapter 13: Industrial Relations

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Industrial Relations
Industrial relations
LoriFrancisE. Kevin Kelloway

Authors' Note: This work was supported by grants from the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation to both authors. The authors thank C. Gail Hepburn for comments on an earlier version of this chapter.

The practice of industrial relations is characterized by conflict and change and, as a result, is inherently stressful (Bluen & Barling, 1988; Fried, 1993). Involvement in strikes (Barling & Milligan, 1987), collective bargaining (Bluen & Jubiler-Lurie, 1990), and participation in union activities (Kelloway & Barling, 1994) have all been associated with stress. Despite consistent empirical evidence, the practice of industrial relations has not been incorporated in the larger organizational stress literature (Bluen & Barling, 1987, 1988) and is often overlooked in reviews of stressors in the workplace (e.g., ...

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