The uncertain road to partnership: An action research perspective on 'new industrial relations' in the UK offshore oil industry

G. Martin, J. Pate, P. Beaumont, Alan Murdoch

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    Abstract

    This paper examines the problems involved in developing collective bargaining in the traditionally non-union environment of the strategically important UK offshore oil industry. In doing so it provides evidence on the success of the “new”, stakeholder industrial relations environment established by the present UK government. Drawing on an in-depth insight into management and union strategies gained from action research, the paper documents the attempt to establish a collective agreement and a partnership approach to industrial relations in the drilling sector of the North Sea offshore oil industry, a sector which has had no previous history of unionisation. In doing the research provides evidence partnership policy, the literature on union recognition and the process of negotiation in international organisations.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)594-612
    Number of pages19
    JournalEmployee Relations
    Volume25
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2003

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    Industrial relations
    Oil industry
    Management strategy
    Government
    Collective agreements
    Union strategy
    International organizations
    North Sea
    Collective bargaining
    Drilling
    Unionization
    Stakeholders

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    In: Employee Relations, Vol. 25, No. 6, 2003, p. 594-612.

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