Restructuring UK Local Government Employment Relations: Pay Determination And Employee Participation In Tough Times

TitleRestructuring UK Local Government Employment Relations: Pay Determination And Employee Participation In Tough Times
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsBach, Stephen, and Stroleny, Alexandra
JournalTransfer: European Review of Labour and Research
Volume20
Issue3
Pagination343 - 356
Date Published2014///
Keywordsausterity, employee participation, local government, pay determination, United Kingdom, wage cuts
Abstract

The Conservative-led coalition government has been committed to shrinking the state and this has had a major impact on local government. This article examines the consequences of austerity measures for staff participation and pay determination in UK local government. Local government has been particularly hard hit by austerity measures and this has encouraged employers to change terms and conditions, review forms of staff participation and cut jobs. The implications for the institutional resilience of systems of employment regulation and employee involvement in the sector are considered.