Essay - Critically evaluate the view that the public sector

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Deadline: May 12 - 11pm PST

Pages: 9, Double spaced

Sources: 40

Order type: Essay

Subject: Business

Academic level: Master

Style: Harvard

Language: English (U.K.)

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Here is the instructions and the references that you MUST MUST MUST MUST follow in order to answer the question.


Classical British IR has a lifespan of 30 years (Peter Ackers and Adrian Wilkinson)

Drivers for change:

Globalisation has increased competition significantly

Recession has increased the rate of the shift in economic power from the west to the BRICS

In particular China is growing into a superpower and likely to overtake the USA much sooner than anticipated

Pressure on UK on manage its economy better

Potential for conflict:

Present government seeking changes and is looking to the private sector to provides the economic recovery, thus placing pressure on the public sector

Public sector pay is standardised throughout the UK, except for specific areas (e.g. London Allowance) so in some places (e.g. Cornwall) public sector pay is much greater than the local norm. The government wants public sector pay to reflect local norms

Public sector budget cuts

Reasons for optimism:

Industrial Relations in privatised industries (Arrowsmith)

Building a productive public sector (CIPD)


Here is the references that you must use on the essay and please not less than 45:

Ackers, P. & Wilkinson, A. (2008) The British Industrial Relation Paradigm: A Critical Outline and Prognosis. JIR-September, pp 1-22. [Online] Available at: [url removed, login to view]

Archur, J. (2009) Trade Union Membership Report. [URN 10/P77].London: Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.[Online] Available at: [url removed, login to view] [Accessed 28th February , 2011]

Arrowsmith, J. (2003) Post-privatisation industrial relations in the UK rail and electricity industries. Industrial Relations Journal, 34(2), pp150-163 [Online] Available at: [url removed, login to view]

Bach, S.( 2002) Public Sector Employment Relations. Reform under Labour: Muddling Through on Modernization? British Journal of Industrial Relations, 40(2), pp 319-339.[Online] Available at: [url removed, login to view] Blanden, J, Machin, S. & Van Reenen, J. (2006) Have Unions Turned the Corner? New Evidence on Recent Trends in Union Recognition in UK Firms. British Journal of Industrial Relations, 44(2), pp 169-190[Online].Available at: [url removed, login to view]

Beale D (2003) ‘Engaged in battle: exploring the sources of workplace union militancy at Royal Mail’ IRJ 34(1) March.

Black J, Upchurch, M (1999) ‘Public Sector Employment’ in Hollinshead G, Nichols P, Tailby S Employee Relations Financial Times/Pitman

Bach and Winchester ‘Industrial Relations in the Public Sector’ Chapter 11 in Edwards P Industrial Relations - Theory and Practice Blackwell

Bligh, J. (2010) Keeping the wheels turning. Modernising the legal framework of Industrial Relations. CBI-The voice of Business. Brief September 2010. [Online] Available at: [url removed, login to view]$FILE/CBI%20Wheels%20Turning%20Sep%[url removed, login to view]

Cameron, D. (2010) We must tackle Britain’s massive deficit and growing debt. Conservatives party website. Speech 7th June 2010.[Online] Available at: [url removed, login to view]

CIPD (2005) What is Employee Relations. London:CIPD [Online] Available at: [url removed, login to view]

CIPD (2010) Building productive public sector [url removed, login to view] Positive Employment [url removed, login to view]: CIPD [Online] Avail

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