Gregor Gall

Gregor Gall
University of Hertfordshire | UH

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The previous chapters recounted the various projects to unionize sex workers and create sex-worker unions. Despite frequent frailty and failure, these attempts have still provided some ‘voice’ mechanism where few existed before on matters of workers’ rights the wage-effort bargain. Some of the projects sought to go beyond mere ‘voice’ by providing...
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It may seem surprising that some of the earliest and most substantial developments in sex-worker collectivization and unionization have taken place in Australasia. But some other political developments in Australasia have also preceded those in Europe. For example, the first majority Labour government in the world was elected in Australia in 1910 a...
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The United States of America appears at first sight to be the best place to begin analysing contemporary sex-worker unionization. This is because it has one of the biggest and most advanced domestic sex industries in the world as a result of the size of its population, economy and particular culture. Its porn industry is the biggest of any country...
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The increasing global dominance of neo-liberalism as a project for capital’s control of politics, economy and society has been graphically illustrated in the sex industry by state-enabled ability of capital to choose to impose upon workers the practice of de jure self-employment, while simultaneously maintaining de facto control over workers as emp...
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The coverage of union recognition — spanning the institutional rights at the enterprise level of information, consultation, representation and negotiation — has fallen markedly in Britain in the last thirty years. This has resulted from, inter alia, the decentralisation of collective bargaining, transfers of operations, sub-contracting, fragmentati...
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In recent years, there have been many studies of non-unionism (McLoughlin and Gourlay 1994, Dundon and Rollinson 2004, Kaufman and Taras 2010). However, very few have explicitly sought to trace the antecedents and emerging trajectories of conscious ‘anti-’ union intent among employers, employer bodies and state agencies. And there is also a wider g...
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As not only employer power but also its exercise in a unilateral manner have grown in Britain since the late 1970s, the independent and effective collective means for employees expressing and resolving collective grievances have declined. The starkest signs of this have been the falls in strike action, union membership and union recognition. In the...
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This collection of chapters on new forms and expressions of conflict at work came about as a result of an intermittent series of thoughts about, reflections upon and responses to reports in the popular and specialist media and discussions during teaching transnational employment relations. Continually, it seemed – if only on an anecdotal and sporad...
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This is a pre-copy-editing, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in Industrial Law Journal -London- following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version Gall, G. (2010) 'The First Ten Years of the Third Statutory Union Recognition Procedure in Britain.' Industrial Law Journal -London- 39 (4) pp.444-448 is avai...
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Occupations—alternatively known as sit-ins or sit-down strikes—are historically a well-known, if rather infrequently used, response of well-organized workers to employer actions. In Britain, the best and most widely known example is that of the successful UCS (Upper Clyde Shipbuilders) of 1971–1972 in Scotland. The workers' action prevented the yar...
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In a number of Western economies in the last two decades, sex workers have begun to organise themselves in, and be organised by, trade unions for the first time. This article examines the salient processes and outcomes of this phenomenon. It firstly explores the influence of the prostitutes’ rights movements and the emergence of the ‘sex work’ disc...
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This short chapter has two central tasks. The first is to give an overview of the size and nature of the sex industry. This can be achieved by marshalling together the available evidence that is derived from an array of secondary sources to demonstrate the overall size of the industry and the sizes of its constituent parts. The second is to very br...
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This paper examines developments in union recognition in Britain between 1995–2002 and assesses the influence of the statutory provisions for gaining recognition contained in the Employment Relations Act 1999. The paper details the significant increase in new agreements, concluding that the new law is one important factor explaining this growth. An...
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The introduction of statutory mechanisms by which unions can gain union recognition in Britain has stimulated employer activity to avoid and subvert union recognition campaigns. This article examines the nature and extent of such employer activities and how unions have responded.
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Books Reviewed: Mauro F. Guille'n, The Limits of Convergence: Globalization and Organizational Change in Argentina, South Korea, and Spain Lawrence Mishel, Jared Bernstein and John Schmitt, The State of Working America Lowell Turner, Harry C. Katz and Richard W. Hurd (eds), Rekindling the Movement: Labor¿s Quest for Relevance in the 21st Century Ri...
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This research note shows a marked change in the relative incidence of cases of derecognition and recognition in the period 1994-1998. It shows that the level of derecognition has fallen significantly in recent years while that of the signing of new recognition agreements has continued at its former level, so that on balance new recognition agreemen...
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This article examines the question, using ’mobilisation theory’ of whether the NUJ can regain its former position of influence within provincial newspapers, particularly with the new statutory mechanisms to gain union recognition. It concludes that there is some potential for this but that this will not be an easy task.
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Kuruvilla, drawing upon the experience of countries in South and South East Asia, found a clear and positive association between the stages and types of industrialisation and the systems and forms of industrial relations. In this rejoinder Gall, though partly sympathetic to the thesis, argues that Kuruvilla fails to give sufficient weight to the co...
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Since the initial studies of derecognition, many articles have focused on the issue, by and large pointing to a slow increase in derecognition. However, a small number have indicated it is actually much larger. This paper shows that derecognition is even greater than these suggest and that its nature has changed. The paper looks at the contexts of...

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