Undermining industrial citizenship: deindustrialization and the rise of precarious employment in the Lanarkshire coalfield, Scotland and Sudbury hard rock mining, Canada

Ewan Gibbs, Shelley Condratto

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Abstract

Over the last 3 decades workers in developed economies have experienced the transition to a system of market citizenship, characterised by disembedded employment relations. This included adaption to an instrumental attitude towards employment with limited means to organise effective ‘voice’ or the elements of workplace control that characterised ‘industrial citizenship’ over the mid-twentieth century. This paper explores how mineworkers have adapted in sectors where embedded industrial citizenship have been replaced by disembedded market citizenship: the coal mining industry of Lanarkshire, Scotland and the nickel mining sector of Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. Both cases illustrate the social impact of industrial restructuring and divestment within sectors which had traditionally provided large-scale stable male employment
Original languageEnglish
Pages90-90
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 4 Apr 2016
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Labour Process Conference 2016: Working Revolutions, Revolutionising Work - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 4 Apr 20166 Apr 2016

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ConferenceInternational Labour Process Conference 2016
Abbreviated titleILPC 2016
CountryGermany
CityBerlin
Period4/04/166/04/16

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Gibbs, E., & Condratto, S. (2016). Undermining industrial citizenship: deindustrialization and the rise of precarious employment in the Lanarkshire coalfield, Scotland and Sudbury hard rock mining, Canada. 90-90. Paper presented at International Labour Process Conference 2016, Berlin, Germany.