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No passage to India? Initial responses of UK trade unions to call centre offshoring

Bain, P.M. and Taylor, P. (2008) No passage to India? Initial responses of UK trade unions to call centre offshoring. Industrial Relations Journal, 39 (1). pp. 5-23. ISSN 0019-8692

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Abstract

This article focuses on the first wave of call centre offshoring from the UK to India (2002-04). Trade union responses in five case-study companies are documented. Drawing upon theories of union power resources, including international action, the relative efficacy of these union responses is analysed.