Commitment — Not Sickness — Determines Attendance

  • Peter Wickens
Part of the Industrial Relations in Practice book series


In Chapter 1 we have seen that for many reasons the manual worker has for generations been treated by employers as a second-class citizen — a factor of production not to be trusted. In progressing from ‘Them and Us’ to just ‘Us’, the area that causes most concern to managements is whether or not manual workers will abuse the ‘privilege’ of being accorded the same arrangements as white-collar workers on lateness, attendance and sickness benefit.


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Notes and References

  1. 1.
    Brian Willey Union Recognition and Representation in Engineering (Engineering Employers Federation, 1986).Google Scholar

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© Peter Wickens 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Wickens
    • 1
  1. 1.Nissan Motor Manufacturing (UK) LtdUK

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