Germany - Variety in decentralised bargaining - November 30, 2017

This country report of the European Project DECOBA describes the experiences in the metal and retail trades with decentralised bargaining. While the metal industry fits at least partly to the model of organised decentralisation, retail trade represents a rather different story of mainly disorganised decentralisation and overall decline of the bargaining coverage. The authors conclude that the overall trends in collective bargaining can be characterised by a parallel development of both organised and non-organised forms of decentralisation with strong differences among sectors.

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