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Workplace representatives: strategic actors of union renewal?: Workplace representatives and union renewal

Document type Article
Author Dufour, Christian
Author Lévesque, Christian
Author Hege, Adelheid
Author Murray, Gregor
Journal Industrial Relations Journal
Volume 44
Date 2013 07
ISSN 0019-8692
Pages 340-354


Workplace representatives (shop stewards) provide insight into union transformations. This article explores the renewed research interest in terms of the representativeness of unionism and of workplace representatives, the complexity of the sites of representation and employer strategies, the search for new references and the centrality of workplace representatives in union renewal strategies.