Power in the Union? Part-time workers and enterprise unionism in Japan

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Title Power in the Union? Part-time workers and enterprise unionism in Japan
Author Broadbent, Kaye
Journal Name International Journal of Manpower
Editor John Burgess and Glenda Strachan
Year Published 2001
Place of publication UK
Publisher Emerald
Abstract Increases in the number of jobs for part-time workers has had little impact on the rate of unionisation for part-time workers, the majority of whom are women. The argument run by union officials in Japan is that women, and thus part-time workers, are not interested in industrial issues. This study explores an alternative explanation which is that union officials and “core” male workers are excluding women and part-time workers in order to protect their own privileged position. Whilst it is acknowledged that the organisational structure of enterprise unions makes it difficult to incorporate the needs of part-time workers, it is the attitudes of “core” male workers and union officials to women as paid workers that is the major hurdle to the non-unionisation of part-time workers. For women and part-time workers there is no power in the union.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.emeraldinsight.com/0143-7720.htm
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/EUM0000000005570
Volume 22
Issue Number 4
Page from 318
Page to 332
ISSN 0143-7720
Date Accessioned 2002-04-12
Language en_AU
Research Centre Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject PRE2009-Industrial Relations
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/3884
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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