Collective Bargaining in the Public Sector

  • R. F. Elliott
  • J. L. Fallick


Collective bargaining has undergone considerable change in the public sector in recent years. Unionisation has grown and employees have become more militant. There is a greater resort to use of the strike weapon and a corresponding reduction in the use of the traditional measures of resolving disputes, such as arbitration. The introduction of incentive payments has changed the pay structure in several industries and this has introduced further tensions. Incomes policies have led to the abandonment or freezing of some traditional arrangements for establishing pay and have further exacerbated tensions. Collective bargaining arrangements in this sector have come under considerable strain and the search for remedies to this problem is a continuing concern of government.


Public Sector Collective Bargaining Industrial Relation Public Employee Union Density 
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  • J. L. Fallick

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