Young Workers and Trade Unions: A Global View by Andy Hodder, Lefteris Kretsos (eds.)

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This may be considered part of the duties of unions to their members (Lazar, 2013: 121). Although, as will be discussed, the practices in this regard are dissimilar amongst different sections, the union influence in workforce recruitment shapes a family– labour–union set of relationships that encourages union membership.

9 per cent at the 95 per cent confidence interval. Due to the trend of conglomerate trade unions and the specific YS composition of each ETUF, some unions are represented more than once in the survey sample. As such, some of the results presented below might be merely indicative of the unions’ deliberative vitality towards young workers across Europe, although the maximum percentage of respondents from the same union is lower than 5 per cent. Following Gumbrell-McCormick and Hyman (2013) and Visser (2009), a classification of industrial relations regimes has been made between English-speaking (n = 13), Central (n = 61), Nordic (n = 85), Southern (n = 39) and Central and Eastern European countries (CEE) (n = 64) as a very 22 Kurt Vandaele rough indicator of contextual differences.

And Pollert, A. (2011) ‘Non-unionised young workers and organising the unorganised’, Economic and Industrial Democracy, 32 (3): 499–522. Tattersall, A. (2010) Power in Coalition: Strategies for Strong Unions and Social Change, Ithaca: Cornell University Press. Young Workers and Unions: Context and Overview 15 Tomba, C. (2013) ‘Young workers and trade union rights in Italy’, International Union Rights, 20 (3): 8–9. Tremmel, J. ) A Young Generation Under Pressure? Berlin: Springer. Unite (2014) Our Time is Now – Young People and Unions: Lessons from Overseas, London: Unite.

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