Compulsory reduced working time in Belarus: Incidence, operation and consequences

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Danilovich, H., Croucher, R. and Makovskaya, N. 2017. Compulsory reduced working time in Belarus: Incidence, operation and consequences. Economic and Industrial Democracy. 38 (4), pp. 723-740. https://doi.org/10.1177/0143831X15586071
TypeArticle
TitleCompulsory reduced working time in Belarus: Incidence, operation and consequences
AuthorsDanilovich, H., Croucher, R. and Makovskaya, N.
Abstract

This article examines compulsory reduced working time (CRWT) in five Belarusian factories, to assess its impact on employment relationships and evaluate arguments about ‘Soviet legacies’ and labour ‘patience’. Local use of CRWT increased between 2001 and 2012, and took a form more inimical to worker interests, thereby differing from official macro statistics. Managers expressed discontent at being pushed by state policy to use CRWT, but used it as a disciplinary tool. Workers perceived worsening work relationships and threats of collective response were in evidence. Arguments about ‘Soviet legacies’ and labour’s ‘patience’ therefore currently appear inappropriate.

LanguageEnglish
PublisherSage
JournalEconomic and Industrial Democracy
ISSN0143-831X
Publication dates
Online11 Jun 2015
Print01 Nov 2017
Publication process dates
Deposited12 Jan 2016
Accepted18 Mar 2015
Output statusPublished
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first published on June 11, 2015

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1177/0143831X15586071
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