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Unions and changes in working life: new challenges, new opportunities
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
2014 (English)In: Workplace well-being: how to build positive, psychologically healthy workplaces / [ed] Arla Day, E. Kevin Kelloway, & Joseph J. Hurrell, Jr., Chichester, West Sussex, UK: John Wiley & Sons, 2014, 245-263 p.Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [en]

This chapter provides an overview of some of the challenges which trade unions have been faced with, and which they are continuously dealing with in many instances. These challenges are related to changes in working life which have followed on globalization and technological advancements, but also to changes in how work is combined with the rest of employees’ lives. The chapter also presents an overview of areas that are becoming more relevant and important in contemporary working life, areas in which there are opportunities for trade unions to break new ground in their role as safeguards of employee interests. The major objectives of the chapter is to review major trends and changes in working life which have resulted in particular challenges for labor unions, as well as to discuss how unions have been, and, more importantly, can be involved in the creation of psychologically healthy workplaces.

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Chichester, West Sussex, UK: John Wiley & Sons, 2014. 245-263 p.
Keyword [en]
labor unions, healthy work practices, work environment
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Psychology
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Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-108561ISBN: 9781118469460 (print)ISBN: 9781118469453 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-108561DiVA: diva2:759358
Available from: 2014-10-29 Created: 2014-10-29 Last updated: 2014-11-11Bibliographically approved

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