Trade unions challenges in organising Polish workers: a comparative case study of British and Swiss trade union strategies

Rogalewski, Adam (2022) Trade unions challenges in organising Polish workers: a comparative case study of British and Swiss trade union strategies. European Journal of Industrial Relations. ISSN 1461-7129 (In Press)

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This article analyses challenges in organising Polish workers by Unison (UK) and Unia (Switzerland). Using case studies of projects delivered by those unions with the aim to enhancing inclusion of Polish workers, the article argues that the internal union dynamics, such as union identity and structures are instrumental for a sustainable organisation of migrant members. Furthermore, the example of Unia demonstrates that an important factor for successful organising of Polish workers was the recognition of their collective agency and their contribution to union revitalisation. Finally, the research demonstrates that previous membership in Polish trade unions was not a significant factor influencing their involvement in British and Swiss workers’ movements.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Polish workers; Unison (UK); Unia (Switzerland); trade union strategies; trade unions
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 330 Economics
Department: School of Social Sciences and Professions
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Depositing User: Pub Router
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2022 13:58
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2022 10:02
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/7214

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