EU sources -Collective bargaining at risk -April 03, 2014

The Eurofound report Impact of the crisis on industrial relations and working conditions in Europe analyses the impact of the global financial, economic and public debt crisis on industrial relations and working conditions at national level in the EU Member States from 2008 to end 2012. The clearest finding has been an accelerated trend towards decentralization in collective bargaining in many countries.

The Eurofound report Impact of the crisis on industrial relations and working conditions in Europe analyses the impact of the global financial, economic and public debt crisis on industrial relations and working conditions at national level in the EU Member States from 2008 to end 2012. The clearest finding has been an accelerated trend towards decentralization in collective bargaining in many countries. The collective agreement itself is manifestly at risk and articulated multi-employer bargaining has come under further threat due to the ongoing crisis. Other changes have taken place in regard to collective bargaining and its related mechanisms: fewer extension mechanisms, more opt-out and derogation clauses, less favourability and more non-continuation of collective agreements upon expiry.

English: http://www.eurofound.europa.eu/publications ...

 

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. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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