Picture map of Europe with pins indicating European capital cities

Open Access research with a European policy impact...

The Strathprints institutional repository is a digital archive of University of Strathclyde's Open Access research outputs. Strathprints provides access to thousands of Open Access research papers by Strathclyde researchers, including by researchers from the European Policies Research Centre (EPRC).

EPRC is a leading institute in Europe for comparative research on public policy, with a particular focus on regional development policies. Spanning 30 European countries, EPRC research programmes have a strong emphasis on applied research and knowledge exchange, including the provision of policy advice to EU institutions and national and sub-national government authorities throughout Europe.

Explore research outputs by the European Policies Research Centre...

The coal dispute and the new employment legislation

Gennard, John (1984) The coal dispute and the new employment legislation. Quarterly Economic Commentary, 10 (2). pp. 71-74. ISSN 0306-7866

[img] PDF (FEC_10_2_1984_GennardJ)
FEC_10_2_1984_GennardJ.pdf - Final Published Version

Download (107kB)


In the coal dispute use of the Employment Acts has so far have been by small haulage firms dependent upon a limited range of contracts for survival. When these contracts are put in jeopardy use of the Employment Acts becomes attractive. This economic perspective examines the latest disputes in the coal industry and explores the relevance of the new employment legislation in what is an unfolding and on-going dispute.