European sources -Bargaining patterns and the coverage of collective agreements -August 2, 2012

A new Employment Outlook of the OECD provides figures on the bargaining pattern (central, sectoral, local) and the coverage of collective agreements. The report includes updated Tables and Graphs on the structure of collective bargaining systems, changes in the labour share and in income inequality. In one chapter workers’ bargaining power and the evolution of collective bargaining institutions is treated. Countries with widespread multi-employer bargaining and/or legal extension mechanisms, such as Austria, Belgium, France, Finland, Germany, Italy and Spain, all have relatively high collective bargaining coverage rates which are significantly higher than their union density rates.

English: http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/employment/oecd-employment-outlook-2012 ...

French: http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/employment/perspectives-de-l-emploi ...

 

This article was published in the Collective Bargaining Newsletter. It aims to facilitate information exchange between trade unions and to support the work of ETUC's collective bargaining committee. For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. All rights reserved. The ETUI is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.

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