Bargaining issues in Europe: comparing countries and industries

What drives low pay in Europe? Who and what sectors are affected? Which workers work very long or very short hours and miss out on training opportunities?

In this study these are some of the questions posed for thirteen industries in nine EU member states. The study ranks the industries according to problems on working time, pay, training, bargaining coverage, and stress and discusses how these problems affect different groups of workers including men and women, younger and older workers and workers with higher and lower levels of education

The main goal of this book is to support trade union bargaining in Europe.


Klaveren, M. van, Tijdens, K. (ed.)(2008). Bargaining issues in Europe: comparing countries and industries. Brussels: European Trade Union Institute for Research, Education and Health and Safety (ETUI-REHS). (EN). (4,5 MB).