Mather, KP (2016) Heading for disaster: the management of skill mix changes in the emergency services. Capital and Class, 41 (1). pp. 3-22.

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Abstract

This article examines the impact on staff of state-imposed public sector reforms alongside austerity cuts since 2010 in the emergency services of England. We discuss the contextual imperatives for change in the police, fire and ambulance services while exploring their unique labour management and industrial relations’ structures and systems. As elsewhere, the burden of cuts and reforms has fallen on the workforce managed through skill mix changes. Such site-level management responses to austerity are being implemented despite staff concerns, increased dangers to the public, and their non-sustainable nature.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: austerity; emergency services; labour process; public sector; resistance; skill mix
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Keele Management School
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2017 14:29
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2019 09:24
URI: http://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/3013

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