Trade Unions and Workplace Training: Issues and International Perspectives

TitleTrade Unions and Workplace Training: Issues and International Perspectives
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsCooney, Richard, and Stuart, Mark
PublisherRoutledge
CityLondon
Keywordscontinuing professional development, employment relations, human resource development, skill development, trade unions, vocational education, workplace training
Abstract

Examines the changing role of trade unions in the provision of vocational education, workplace training and skill development. It reflects upon: the role that unions have played in the reform of vocational education and training systems; the nature of union involvement in consultative mechanisms at a national and industry level; the nature of union involvement in skill formation at the workplace; and the development of mechanisms for the articulation of employee voice in the design, delivery and assessment of vocational training. The book provides a collection of studies of Canada, Australia, United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany and Norway by leading researchers in the field. Distinctive, accessible and original, all the chapters are written in a style that illustrates the relevance of academic debates and research data to practice and the book includes a number of the chapters written by trade union practitioners.(publisher's statement)