Employee Relations Survey

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Workplace Employment Relations Survey 2004

Cross-Section Worker Rep Questionnaire (WRQ)
Published: December 2004

WERS Sponsors: Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Policy Studies Institute (PSI) Fieldwork contractor: National Centre for Social Research

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Table of contents
KEY TO USING THIS DOCUMENT ..................................................................................... 3 SECTION A SECTION B BACKGROUND INFORMATION ............................................................ 5 STRUCTURE OF REPRESENTATION AT WORKPLACE: UNION REPRESENTATIVES .................................................................. 10 STRUCTURE OF REPRESENTATION AT THE WORKPLACE: NON-UNION REPRESENTATIVES ....................................................... 18 NEGOTIATION, CONSULTATION AND INFORMATION PROVISION................................................................................................. 26 ROLE OF EMPLOYEE REPRESENTATIVES ......................................... 33 COLLECTIVE DISPUTES.......................................................................... 37 REDUNDANCIES, GRIEVANCE AND DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES ............................................................................................ 40 EMPLOYEE REPRESENTATIVE - MANAGEMENT RELATIONS ... 47 CONTACT WITH EXTERNAL ORGANISATIONS ............................. 49 UNION RECRUITMENT .......................................................................... 51 WORKPLACE CHANGE .......................................................................... 54 PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS........................................................... 56

SECTION C

SECTION D

SECTION E SECTION F SECTION G

SECTION H SECTION I SECTION J SECTION K SECTION L

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Key to using this document The interview with the worker representative was carried out using Computer Aided Personal Interviewing (CAPI). The survey `instrument' is, therefore, a computer programme, the structure of which is not as straightforward as a conventional pen and paper questionnaire. The purpose of this document is to provide a clear understanding of the content and structure of the interview, in a paper format, for both the interested observer and the researcher who intends to analyse the data in more detail. The presentation of the CAPI questionnaire follows a consistent structure which is shown by the following example. {If gone down (WBRECHAN=2)} WBWHYDO*^ How did this decrease in union membership come about? PROBE: How else? UNTIL 'None'. CODE ALL THAT APPLY. 1) memleft 2) leftun 3) empexp union 4) newemps 5) other Union members left the workplace Employees working here left the union Employment has expanded in areas not organised by this New employees have not wanted to join this union Some other reason (please specify OTHWHDO)

The first line "{If gone down (WBRECHAN=2)}" is a description of the routing for the question. Where there is no comment preceding the variable name, the question has been asked of all respondents. The variable name appears in capitals and bold (e.g. "WBWHYDO") and this corresponds to the name used in the SPSS file that will eventually accompany this document. When the name is followed by "^" this signifies that the question can have more than one answer (i.e. a multiple response). "*" appears where a show card has been used. Numbers given on the response list correspond to the values used in the SPSS dataset. If a response is given without a label – as in the case of the ‘Training’ option on WBCOMIT - this is because ‘Training’ is a sufficient label that needs no expansion on the interviewer’s screen. If a response appears in italics, this signifies that this response was not printed on the associated showcard that was shown to the respondent in the interview. Where a piece of text appears in square brackets within the...
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