You’ve just cursed us: precarity, austerity and worker participation in the nonprofit social services

Ian Cunningham, Donna Baines, John Shields

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Abstract

The article utilizes qualitative data from two Canadian case studies to address this issue. The two cases reveal that market-embracing austerity is driving the erosion of workplace participation, both in terms of the level of control workers exercise over their day-to-day task and representative security. The article is divided into four sections. The first provides a literature that begins with outlining the impact of austerity in the NPSS sector, followed by prospects for employee participation among the Canadian/Ontario NPSS organisations in this context, and research questions. The next section outlines the study’s method, followed by the findings, discussion and concluding sections.
Original languageEnglish
Article number4
Pages (from-to)370-393
Number of pages23
JournalIndustrial Relations/Relations Industrielles
Volume72
Issue number2
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 5 Apr 2017

Keywords

  • worker participation
  • union
  • non union
  • non-profits

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