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The role of union health and safety representatives during the COVID‐19 pandemic: a case study of the UK food processing, distribution, and retail sectors

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posted on 2024-02-13, 11:15 authored by Minjie Cai, Sian Moore, Chris Ball, Matt Flynn, Ken Mulkearn

This article highlights the weakness of the UK's occupational health and safety infrastructure exposed by the COVID‐19 pandemic. Utilising a political economy perspective, it captures the critical role of workplace union safety representatives in mitigating risk and contesting the expropriation of health and recommodification of labour, specifically inadequate sick pay.

History

Refereed

  • Yes

Volume

53

Issue number

4

Page range

390-407

Publication title

Industrial Relations Journal

ISSN

0019-8692

Publisher

Wiley

File version

  • Published version

Language

  • eng

Legacy Faculty/School/Department

Faculty of Business and Law