EU Sources - Relationship between workplace representation and strikes - November 30, 2018

The Center of Economic Studies (CES) published a research report ‘Strikes, Employee Workplace Representation, Unionism, and Industrial Relations Quality in European Establishments’. Using cross-country data the relationship between workplace representation and strikes is investigated. Key findings include that workplaces with high union representation score higher on three additional strike measures, namely strike duration, strike frequency, and strike duration. Also workplaces with union dominated work councils see more strikes than establishments with union workplace representation where union members are in a minority. 

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For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers or Sanne van der Gaag, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) or the Head of communications at the ETUI, Willy De Backer © ETUI


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