Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Richard Hyman on the Democracy at Work

Richard Hyman (2016) "The Very Idea of Democracy at Work", Transfer: European Review of Labour and Research, Vol. 22, no. 1,pp. 11-24.

Abstract: The employer-employee relationship involves the right to command on the one hand, the duty to obey on the other. Is democracy at work possible? This article explores some of the contrasting understandings of industrial democracy over time and across countries, discusses how the historical advance of rights and citizenship at work has been reversed under neoliberalism, and ends by considering how labour movements might fight to regain the achievements of previous decades.