New Labour/Hard Labour?: Restructuring And Resistance Inside the Welfare Industry (Paperback)

By: Mooney, Gerry; Law, Alex

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There are an increasing number of studies devoted to an examination of New Labour's social policies. However, thus far there has been little in the way of substantive discussion of opposition to and conflict around key elements of New Labour's agenda for the welfare state and public sector, from those who are involved in the frontline implementation and delivery of welfare policies. Since the mid to late 1990s, there have been continual and recurring episodes of industrial action of various kinds involving social workers, teachers, lecturers, nurses, hospital ancillary staff, nursery nurses, home helps and local authority librarians among others. Welfare delivery has become a central point of industrial relations disputes in the UK today. This book provides the first critically informed discussion of work and workers in the UK welfare sector under New Labour. It examines the changing nature of work and explores the context of industrial relations across the welfare industry. While the main focus is on the workforce in state welfare, this is set within the context of recent and current shifts in the mixed economy of welfare between state, private and third sector organisations.

Title: New Labour/Hard Labour?: Restructuring And Resistance Inside the Welfare Industry (Paperback)

Author Name: Mooney, Gerry; Law, Alex

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Publisher: U.S.A., Policy Press: 2007

ISBN Number: 1861348339

ISBN Number 13: 9781861348333

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: Very Good

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Seller ID: 014954

Description: Very good condition. No interior writing or highlighting. New Labour/Hard Labour?: Restructuring And Resistance Inside the Welfare Industry (Paperback) By Mooney, Gerry; Law, Alex Product Details Provides a discussion of work and workers in the UK welfare sector under New Labour. This book examines the changing nature of work and explores the context of industrial relations across the welfare industry. There are an increasing number of studies devoted to an examination of New Labour's social policies. However, thus far there has been little in the way of substantive discussion of opposition to and conflict around key elements of New Labour's agenda for the welfare state and public sector, from those who are involved in the frontline implementation and delivery of welfare policies. Since the mid to late 1990s, there have been continual and recurring episodes of industrial action of various kinds involving social workers, teachers, lecturers, nurses, hospital ancillary staff, nursery nurses, home helps and local authority librarians among others. Welfare delivery has become a central point of industrial relations disputes in the UK today. This book provides the first critically informed discussion of work and workers in the UK welfare sector under New Labour. It examines the changing nature of work and explores the context of industrial relations across the welfare industry. While the main focus is on the workforce in state welfare, this is set within the context of recent and current shifts in the mixed economy of welfare between state, private and third sector organisations. Paperback: 312 pages Publisher: Policy Press (October 10, 2007) Language: English ISBN-10: 1861348339 ISBN-13: 978-1861348333 Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 0.8 inches

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