Saundry, Richard, Jones, Carol and Antcliff, Valerie
Discipline, representation and dispute resolution-exploring the role of trade unions and employee companions in workplace discipline.
Industrial Relations Journal, 42
This article reports findings that suggest that trade union representation both protects worker interest and also facilitates the informal resolution of disciplinary disputes. However, this is dependent on robust representative structures and high-trust relationships with employers. Conversely, non-union companions were found to have no substantive impact on disciplinary processes and outcomes.