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European Union - European Industrial Relations? : Global Challenge, National Development and Transitional Dynamics - Wolfgang Lecher

European Union - European Industrial Relations?

Global Challenge, National Development and Transitional Dynamics

By: Wolfgang Lecher (Editor), Hans-Wolfgang Platzer (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 6th November 1997
ISBN: 9780415158725
Number Of Pages: 328

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This book explores the prospects for the emergence of a distinctly European pattern of industrial relations, in which the European-level organisations representing employers and trade unions gain in importance vis-a-vis their national organisations. In particular, the impact of the 'Social Chapter' to the Maastricht Treaty is considered. The study also considers the likelihood of European-level collective bargaining, and what effect mandatory European Works Councils might have on existing national systems of employee representation, and offers a trilateral comparison between industrial relations in Europe, North America and Japan.

Notes on contributorsp. viii
Prefacep. x
Introduction: Global Trends and the European Contextp. 1
Towards European industrial relations?
On Course for European Labour Relations? The Prospects for the Social Dialogue in the European Unionp. 21
National Industrial Relations and the Prospects for European Collective Bargaining: The View from a German Standpointp. 47
The European Dimension to Collective Bargaining Post-Maastrichtp. 65
The Persistence of Differences Between National Industrial Relations Systems in Europep. 72
Industrial Relations and European Integration: Patterns, Dynamics and Limits of Transnationalisationp. 81
Transnational industrial relations and European collective bargaining: views of the actors, preconditions and structures
Collective Bargaining at European Level: A Sectoral Employers' Viewpointp. 121
European Social Dialogue and Industrial Relations: The View of the Tucp. 133
Europe and the CBIp. 139
European Industrial Relations: an Employer's Viewpointp. 148
Collective Bargaining in the European Union: the Standpoint of Ig Metallp. 157
The European Trades Union Confederationp. 169
European Collective Bargaining at Sectoral Level: Perspectives From the European Metalworkers' Federationp. 180
The European Centre of Public Enterprises (Ceep)p. 188
The Union of Industry and Employers' Associations in Europe--Unicep. 194
European works councils: European industrial relations at company level
European Works Councils: An Assessment of French Initiativesp. 207
European Works Councils: The Role of the Negotiated Optionp. 223
European Works Councils: Experiences and Perspectivesp. 234
USA-Japan-Europe: a trilateral comparison
Us Labour Relations and the North American Free Trade Areap. 255
The Debates on the 'Social Dimension' in the North American Free Trade Agreementp. 270
Industrial Relations and Collective Bargaining in Japan: A Challenge for Europep. 285
Indexp. 297
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ISBN: 9780415158725
ISBN-10: 0415158729
Series: Routledge Studies in the European Economy
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 6th November 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 16.51  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.61
Edition Number: 1