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Working for the economy: the economic case for trade unions [Policy Brief]

Ozlem Onaran (), Alexander Guschanski (), James Meadway and Alice Martin

No 14102, Greenwich Papers in Political Economy from University of Greenwich, Greenwich Political Economy Research Centre

Abstract: Over the last four decades, the decline of trade unions and weakened collective voice of the UK workforce have slowed the motor of the economy - reducing national income by £27.2bn. This paper explains why in seven steps.

Keywords: wage-led growth; trade unions; bargaining power; UK; Europe (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015-06-01
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