Workplace Equality in Europe: The role of Trade Unions

Paraskevopoulou, Anna and McKay, Sonia (2015) Workplace Equality in Europe: The role of Trade Unions. Routledge, Abingdon. ISBN 978-1472-42671-0

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Drawing on data from a Europe wide project, together with existing data on equality and diversity initiatives, this book explores the work of trade unions in supporting equality and anti-discrimination policies across Europe and, in particular, the processes and collaborations involved in incorporating equality and diversity policies into trade union agendas. It considers theoretical issues of equality and diversity, the role of EU legislation, multiple discrimination and exclusion and disadvantage in the labour market in relation to the role of trade unions, and addresses central questions about the actions and challenges faced by trade unions in promoting equality in the workplace and in implementing anti-discrimination policies at local, national and European levels. With research spanning 34 European countries and extending to over 250 interviews and 15 case studies, Workplace Equality in Europe examines the impact of a period of economic crisis on workplace diversity, exploring forms of inter-union cooperation at European and international levels and shedding fresh light on the processes that lead some trade unions to adopt equality policies while others remain reluctant to develop or expand policies in this area. A detailed European study of trade union activity and workplace diversity, this book will be of interest to scholars of the sociology of work and organisations, labour relations and workplace diversity.

Item Type: Book
Keywords: workplace equality, economic crisis, anti-discrimination policies, trade unions, diversity, workplace diversity, equality policies
Faculty: ARCHIVED Lord Ashcroft International Business School (until September 2018)
Depositing User: Dr Anna Paraskevopoulou
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2019 08:26
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2021 16:15

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