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Title: Do the Young Still Want Trade Unions and Do the Unions Want Them?
Authors: Williams, Glynne
Quinn, Martin
First Published: 30-Sep-2016
Publisher: Routledge
Citation: Williams, GV;Quinn, MR, Do the Young Still Want Trade Unions and Do the Unions Want Them?, 'Routledge Handbook of Youth and Young Adulthood', 2, Routledge, 2016
Abstract: [First paragraph] The continued strength and influence of trade unions depends upon their ability to attract young workers into membership and activism. If unions are to halt a spiral of decline - where falling membership erodes union credibility and, in turn, weakens the case for joining – then this means organising today’s school leavers in greater numbers than their older workmates. With very few exceptions, this is the challenge in industrialised countries worldwide and, in response to this crisis, unions have gone through an period of sustained introspection and innovation (Hodder and Kretsos, 2015).
ISBN: 9781138804357
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Chapter
Rights: Copyright © 2016, Routledge. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s open access archiving policy. (
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