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Updated: 2022-05-16

When Your Boss is the State: The Paradoxes of Public Sector Work

Document type Book chapter
Author Evans, Bryan
Series Editor Savage, Larry
Editor Savage, Larry
Series Editor Ross, Stephanie
Editor Ross, Stephanie
Book Public Sector Unions in the Age of Austerity
Publisher Fernwood; Halifax
Date 2013
ISBN 9781552665, 1552665844
Pages 18-30


Analyzes the turbulent history of labour relations between public sector unions and provincial and federal governments since the 1970s. Summarizes the distinctive features of the neoliberal state as employer.


Abstract by Desmond Maley.

Abstract by Desmond Maley.