When the going gets tough

Wigham, Ross
June 2005
Employers Law;Jun2005, p12
Trade Publication
Focuses on a decline in the membership of trade unions in Great Britain in 2005. Percentage of employees that are trade union members; Views of Mike Emmott, adviser on employment relationships at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, on the growth rate of trade unions' membership; Importance of trade unions to the development of employment law according to John Clinch, an employment solicitor at Unison and a board member of the Employment Lawyers Association.


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