Industrial Relations in Privatized UK Mining: A Contingency Strategy?

Emma Wallis, Jonathan Winterton

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This paper explores variations in the pattern of colliery level industrial relations following the privatization of British Coal in four pits operated by the largest coal mining company in the UK. Differences are explained in terms of the competing institutions representing mineworkers and, most significantly, in relation to whether the mode of acquisition of the colliery required the management to maintain existing terms and conditions as a result of the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 1981.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)565-583
Number of pages19
JournalBritish Journal of Industrial Relations
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 16 Dec 2001
Externally publishedYes


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