Social movement unionism and social partnership in Germany: the case of Hamburg’s hospitals
Greer, Ian (2008) Social movement unionism and social partnership in Germany: the case of Hamburg’s hospitals. Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, 47 (4). pp. 602-624. ISSN 1468-232X (online)Full text not available from this repository.
This paper traces the emergence of social movement unionism in Hamburg, Germany, as labor’s channels of influence have broken down and economic pressures have intensified. Trade unionists have responded to the privatization of the municipal hospitals by mobilizing members and building coalitions around issues beyond their members’ immediate interests, including democracy and public service quality. Although the loss of union influence has facilitated social movement unionism in much of West Germany, economic crisis has had a demobilizing effect in the east.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Germany, trade unionism, union revitalization|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management|
|School / Department / Research Groups:||School of Business|
School of Business > Department of Human Resources & Organisational Behaviour
School of Business > Work & Employment Research Unit
|Last Modified:||05 Dec 2012 12:25|
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