Organising Non‐Standard Workers: Union Recruitment in the Irish Care Sector

16 Pages Posted: 23 Sep 2014

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Caroline M Murphy

University of Limerick - Kemmy Business School

Thomas Turner

University of Limerick - Kemmy Business School

Date Written: September 2014

Abstract

In 2004, Ireland's largest union initiated its most comprehensive organising campaign to date, resulting in 12,000 care workers being organised. This article explores how unions can sustain campaigns among a dispersed workforce, and how public support and worker commitment can be leveraged to achieve structural changes in an emerging sector.

Suggested Citation

Murphy, Caroline M and Turner, Thomas, Organising Non‐Standard Workers: Union Recruitment in the Irish Care Sector (September 2014). Industrial Relations Journal, Vol. 45, Issue 5, pp. 373-388, 2014, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2499930 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/irj.12064

Caroline M Murphy (Contact Author)

University of Limerick - Kemmy Business School ( email )

Limerick
Ireland

Thomas Turner

University of Limerick - Kemmy Business School ( email )

Limerick
Ireland

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