Continuity or change? the implications of the National Minimum Wage for work and employment in the hospitality industry

D. Adam-Smith, Gill Christy, Stephen Williams

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Abstract

Drawing on data generated from interviews with employers, managers and workers the article examines the reasons for the limited impact of the recently introduced National Minimum Wage (NMW) in the UK hospitality industry. Managerial control over the terms of the wage-work bargain, together with the significant influence of product and labour market pressures, has allowed the NMW to be introduced with little disruption. Contrary to expectations of a regulatory or labour market `shock', the introduction of the NMW appears to have reinforced, rather than challenged, existing employment relations arrangements in hospitality.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-47
Number of pages19
JournalWork Employment & Society
Volume17
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2003

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