Between expertise and partnership: trade unions facing new forms of human resources management in the hospital

Within the context of budgetary rationalization in hospital care supply and the introduction of a management oriented policy, the provisional employment and skills management (GPEC, in French) has been introduced in the public hospital. Our purpose is to analyze how hospital staff, and especially unions and managers, can appropriate these tools. Trade rationale, that rules hospital functioning, seems to reduce union participation and to turn the GPEC into a more technocratic than joint approach. For example, beyond its different uses, the trade directory shows that unions positioning remains tricky, indeed evasive.

Michèle Tallard, Catherine Vincent, Socio-Économie du Travail n°32 (Économies et Sociétés, tome XLIV), juillet 2010, p.1157-1183.

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