Jeremy's previous appointments were at the Industrial Relations Research Unit of the University of Warwick, where he started employment as a research fellow in 1989, and before that at the University of Keele. He studied for a PhD on trade union mergers at the University of Warwick under the supervision of Sir George Bain. In 2003 Jeremy edited a book on trade unions in Europe that includes chapters on all EU member states (with the single exception of Luxembourg), together with chapters on Hungary, Norway and EU level developments. More recently he has published books on the trade union merger process in Britain and Germany, and on the development of European works councils.
My research focuses on trade union structure, organisation and activity in Britain and Western Europe. In Britain the core of the research comprises a series of surveys sent to new members, members, activists, full-time officers and leavers. Over the last decade he has assembled a large data series on these issues, which comprise responses from members of most of the major unions in Britain. In Europe the research highlights efforts to generate new agendas appropriate to the circumstances of the early twenty-first century. In addition, I am also engaged in research on European Works Councils, which attempts to assess their efficacy as information and consultation bodies in terms of the initial intentions of the European Commission and in terms of their utility to working men and women.
He brings with him a research contract held with the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI), the research arm of the European Trade Union Confederation. This contract is initially for five years, with a possibility of renewal thereafter, and occupies half of his time.
His current teaching covers International Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations.
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Waddington, J. (2015). Trade Union Membership Retention in Europe: The Challenge of Difficult Times. European Journal of Industrial Relations
, 205-222. . Publication link: 7f0fac3b-2578-4c36-b624-6c7844b4abed
Waddington, J., & Kerr, A. (2015). Joining UNISON: does the reform of a union organising strategy change how members perceive their recruitment?Industrial Relations Journal
(3), 187-207. DOI: 10.1111/irj.12098
. Publication link: ef84578c-b404-4737-aed7-033928dd228b
Waddington, J. (2014). Workplace representation, its impact on trade union members and its capacity to compete with management in the European workplace. Transfer
(4), 537-558. . Publication link: bb3642c6-6a7c-4ef5-a5b6-10e41ee1cd89
Waddington, J., & Kerr, A. (2014). E-communications: An Aspect of Union Renewal or Merely Doing Things Electronically?British Journal of Industrial Relations
(4), 658-681. . Publication link: 735cf667-2b6f-4348-a761-e450ce08086e
Waddington, J. (2012). ‘The Impact of the Coalition Government’s Policies on UNISON Membership and Organisation’. In host publication.
. Publication link: 6d5358f3-87f9-481c-b529-1f01d998976c
Waddington, J. (2011). Comites d'enterprise europeens: comment des salaries peuvent-ils exercer une influence?La Revue De L'IRES
(4), 23-50. . Publication link: ffe3c35f-1aaf-4992-9384-1921d20e7f48
Waddington, J., & Conchon, A. (2011). Board-level Representation in Europe: Challenging Commonplace Prejudices. In The Sustainable Company: A New approach to corporate Governnace.
(pp. 91-112). Brussels: European Trade Union Institute. . Publication link: 9eb8d91b-3b84-448a-b9d5-1cb24500bbea
Waddington, J. (2010). ‘How Do Union Members Perceive the Presence of Union Organisation in the European Workplace?’. In host publication.
. Publication link: 3fc938ed-5f1d-4f71-95b0-23d46b0276ef
Waddington, J. (2010). ‘The Quality of Information and Consultation in European Works Councils Organised by UNI-Europa Graphical’. In host publication.
. Publication link: 0d8d4b43-9966-48a4-9584-299c0c2176c8
Waddington, J. (2010). ‘Members’ Perceptions of European Trade Unions’
. 9th European Congress of the International Industrial Relations Association, University of Copenhagen, Denmark., .. Publication link: 0f64c018-0f07-4ffc-b5f9-c7ed54b7512c
Timming, A. R., Marchington, M. P., Waddington, J., Bamber, G. J. (Ed.), Lansbury, R. D. (Ed.), & Wailes, N. (Ed.) (2010). Employment Relations in Britain. In International and Comparative Employment Relations.
London: Allen & Unwin. . Publication link: 686cc935-ea5e-4967-8082-366a948dd3c7
Waddington, J. (2010). ‘Facility Time: Issues of Level and Distribution in Hard Times’
. Trades Union Congress Facility Time Working Party, Congress House, Great Russell Street, London., .. Publication link: e3bbe85a-1631-42df-9c23-99f0f3d90aa8
Conchon, A., & Waddington, J. (2010). Corporate Governance and the Voice of Labour: Board-level Employee Representation in Europe. In 47th CIRA annual meeting / CRIMT international conference (2010) .
. Publication link: f9942177-c924-4cea-abd0-80cd9f61a9d3
Mcbride, A., & Waddington, J. (2009). The Representation of Women and the Trade Union Merger Process. In Equity: The Path to Union Renewal.
(pp. 192-218). Vancouver: UBC Press. . Publication link: 6a12b2ec-4f07-4e37-a292-9e23ebb1c816
Mcbride, A., & Waddington, J. (2008). Union Mergers and Gender Democracy. Bulletin of Comparative Labour Relations
, 133-154. . Publication link: 28a96a91-0dd9-4d04-8384-2fa13e512810
Waddington, J., Kahmann, M., Hoffmann, J., & Osborne, S. (2005). Joining Forces: A Comparison of the Merger Process in Britain and Germany. Unknown Journal
. . Publication link: e49da2fd-a9bb-43e6-946d-cfb4dfd28f4a
Waddington, J. (2005). Trade Union Membership in Europe: the extent of the problem and range of trade union responses. In host publication.
. Publication link: ba500997-4226-4917-b517-b7af76ed5313
Waddington, J., & Hoffmann, R. (2003). Trade Unions in Europe: reform, organisation and restructuring. In host publication.
Brussels: P.I.E. Peter Lang. . Publication link: 329efb4f-c5a0-4121-817c-37e3a231ad09
Waddington, J., Kahmann, M., & Hoffmann, J. (2003). United We Stand? A Comparison of the Trade Union Merger Process in Britain and Germany
. Anglo-German Foundation.. Publication link: 498839ef-66e8-4256-9a8a-3cb6b4410064