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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Labour Relations

Edition 4th Edition
ISBN 9781137306180
Publication Date May 2014
Formats Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave

Labour Relations, 4th edition, offers a multi-perspective examination of contemporary industrial relations. Aimed at upper level undergraduate and postgraduate students, it provides a lively and thought-provoking analysis of industrial relations set within a broader political, economic and historical context.

Frank Burchill, OBE is Professor of Labour Relations at the University of Tasmania, Australia.

1. Harmony and Conflict
2. The Market for Labour
3. Trade Unions
4. The Government of Unions
5. The Employers
6. Collective Bargaining
7. Procedures
8. Settling Disputes
9. Negotiating
10. Industrial Action
11. Pay
12. The New Industrial Relations
13. The Old and the New
14. What Is to Be Done?


A highly readable introduction to IR concepts and UK industrial relations.' - Dr. Nathan Lillie, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Praise for the 3rd edition:
'The third edition of Burchill's book continues to provide a lucid, well structured and informed picture of the contemporary British industrial relations scene. It will be of interest and value to students, researchers, practitioners and policy makers with a stake in this field of study.' - Ian Kessler, Reader in Employment Relations, Said Business School, University of Oxford, UK
'Frank Burchill provides a very readable introduction to labour relations. At a time when it is fashionable to dismiss the collective regulation of employment as out-of-date, he helps explain why millions of British employees still see trade unionism as a necessary means to defend their interests.' - Richard Hyman, Professor of Industrial Relations, Department of Management, London School of Economics, UK
'There are very few texts on the market that give such a clear introduction to this important discipline…' - James Benedito, Head of Industrial Relations Studies, The Fire Service College, UK
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