Employment relations under coalition government: reflections, legacy and prospects

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    This chapter reflects on the ways in which the coalition government, as a partnership between two different political parties, the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats, influenced employment relations. While a key underlying continuity in employment relations was evident, consistent with the UK as a financialized liberal market economy, the period between 2010 and 2015 was also marked by some distinctive features. The prospects for employment relations under the Conservative majority government elected in May 2015 are assessed; its policies, including the measures contained within the 2015 Trade Union Bill, are part of an attempt to construct a new political hegemony.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEmployment relations under coalition government
    Subtitle of host publicationThe UK experience, 2010-2015
    EditorsSteve Williams, Peter Scott
    Place of PublicationLondon and New York
    Number of pages15
    ISBN (Print)978-1138887008
    Publication statusPublished - 29 Jun 2016

    Publication series

    NameRoutledge Research in Employment Relations


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