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Labour Relations in Transition

Wages, Employment and Industrial Conflict in Russia Edited by Simon Clarke, Professor of Sociology, University of Warwick, UK and Scientific Director, Institute for Comparative Labour Relations Research (ISITO), Moscow, Russia
Labour Relations in Transition provides a unique insight into the realities of Russian industrial enterprises in the transition period as it affects workers on the shop floor.

Extent: 304 pp
Hardback Price: $140.00 Web: $126.00
Publication Date: 1996
ISBN: 978 1 85898 411 7
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Labour Relations in Transition provides a unique insight into the realities of Russian industrial enterprises in the transition period as it affects workers on the shop floor.

Based on a unique collaborative programme of ethnographic and case study research, this volume includes original work by Western and Russian scholars focusing on the restructuring of wages, employment and industrial relations, and how workers have responded to these changes. As well as presenting pioneering analysis of trade unions and industrial conflict, Labour Relations in Transition addresses changing status hierarchies within the workforce, the position of women in production, the process of bankruptcy, and insider and outsider control.

This is the third volume in the series Management and Industry in Russia and will be welcomed by sociologists and Russian specialists for addressing contemporary Labour–Management relations within the context of the changing significance of work and work relations in the lives of Russian workers.
‘The book is valuable, consisting of ten chapters written by Russian colleagues of the editor plus his introduction. The book is highly recommended.’
– Guy Standing, British Journal of Industrial Relations

‘Labour Relations in Transition performs an important role, filling a serious gap in our understanding of the current extraordinary period in Russian history.’
– Martin Spence, Capital and Class

‘American readers will have much to learn from this book.’
– M. Gardner Clark, Industrial and Labor Relations Review
Contents: 1. Labour Relations and Class Formation (S. Clarke) 2. Wage Systems in Pioneers of Privatisation (I. Donova) 3. Foremen: An Ethnographic Investigation (M. Ilyina) 4. Internal Mobility and the Restruction of Labour (G. Monousova, N. Guskova) 5. How to Survive on a Russian Wage (S. Alasheev, M. Kiblitskaya) 6. Employment Policy in an Industrial Enterprise (T. Metalina) 7. Changes in the Social Organisation of an Industrial Enterprise (I. Kozina) 8. A Miners’ Town: From the Problem of Employment to the Problems of Personnel Management (I. Donova) 9. The Strike as a Form of Worker Activism in the Period of Economic Reform (V. Borisov) 10. Conflict in a Coal-Mining Enterprise: A Case Study of Sudzhenskaya Mine (V. Borisov, V. Bizyukova, K. Burnyshev) 11. Underground Miners’ Strikes (P. Bizyukov) Index