Why do workers leave unions? Group differences between workers in CCOO-Catalonia
Jodár, Pere (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
Alós, Ramón (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Sociologia)
Vidal, Sergi (Universität Bremen. Bremen International Graduate School for Social Sciences)

Date: 2011
Abstract: This article analyses the characteristics of members leaving trade unions in Spain – specifically the Catalonia branch of Workers' Commissions (CCOO-Catalonia) – alongside their reasons for leaving, using a variety of data sources. Our findings indicate higher union attrition among members in more precarious employment situations (i. e. temporary employment, low seniority). In general, union leavers confirm that their job situation is an important reason for leaving the union. We therefore conclude that efforts made by unions to support members in vulnerable labour market positions are also important in order to reduce rates of union attrition.
Note: Background of INCASI Project H2020-MSCA-RISE-2015 GA 691004. WP1: Compilation
Rights: Tots els drets reservats
Language: Anglès.
Document: article ; recerca ; acceptedVersion
Subject: Sindicats ; Catalunya ; Union membership ; Union withdrawal ; Reasons to leave ; Job insecurity ; Catalonia
Published in: Transfer : European review of labour and research, Vol. 17 Núm. 4 (November 2011) , p. 471-484, ISSN 1024-2589



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