Employment : the Focus of Collective Bargaining in Europe

Themes, procedures and issues
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The insertion in June 1997 of a Title on employment in the Treaty on European Union has accelerated the drafting of European policy in this field over the last few years. This European dynamic has had widespread impact on the themes and mechanisms that characterise national systems of industrial relations.

On the one hand, employment is increasingly governed by rules negotiated between the social partners and, depending on the circumstances, the State. This phenomenon of joint labour market regulation is confirmed by a marked desire on the part of employers' associations and trade unions to integrate employment-related issues into their actions and negotiations. On the other hand, the incorporation of employment-related themes by employers’ associations and trade unions, usually in concertation with government policies, is related with greater coordination of bargaining and concertation mechanisms established at European level and within each Member State.

Today, the various national realities appear to be directed to various degrees by these two general tendencies. These phenomena active in the field of employment bargaining must therefore be analysed on three counts: the first focuses on the development of the coordination mechanisms that structure these negotiations, and more specifically raises the issue of co-responsibility for the labour market; the second deals with the strict content of employment bargaining, and examines the question of negotiated flexibility of working conditions and employment; the third addresses the autonomy of collective bargaining in Europe. This analysis informs our research, which is in turn intimately linked to recent changes taking place in national systems of industrial relations.


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Éditeur
Presses universitaires de Louvain
Autre direction de
Armand Spineux,
Collection
Dossiers de l'Institut des sciences du travail (IST) de l'UCL
Langue
anglais
BISAC Subject Heading
BUS000000 BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Code publique Onix
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CLIL (Version 2013 )
3305 SCIENCES ECONOMIQUES
Date de première publication du titre
01 janvier 2001
Subject Scheme Identifier Code
Classification thématique Thema: Economie, finance, affaire et management
Type d'ouvrage
Monographie

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Date de publication
01 janvier 2001
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978-2-93034-404-1
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Part I - Employment bargaining in Europe:
towards co-responsibility for the labour market?

Introduction 19
1. The Analytical Framework: Four Working Hypotheses 21
1.1. The General Hypothesis: the Emergence of Co-responsibility for Employment 21
1.2. Three Complementary Hypotheses: Coordinated Employment Bargaining 22
2. Is Employment Central to Tripartite Concertations? 25
2.1. Tripartite Dialogue on Employment 25
3. Is Employment the Objective of Bilateral Negotiations? 29
4. Co-responsibility and New Forms of Social Dialogue 33
4.1. Four Ways of Regulating Employment 33
4.2. Why Employment Now? 35
4.3. New Regulation Governing Employment and Industrial Relations 36
References 38

Part II - Employment-related Collective Bargaining within
the 15 Member States - National reports

Austria 41
1. Introduction 41
2. Patterns of Employment-related Agreements 45
3. Coordination of Collective Bargaining 53
4. Case Study: Flexible Wages 57
5. Conclusion 59
References 60
Annexes 63

Belgium 67
1. Introduction 67
2. The Main Agreements in the Field of Employment 69
3. Mechanisms for Coordinating Collective Bargaining on Employment 83
4. Conclusion 85
References 85

Denmark 87
1. Introduction 87
2. Current Employment-Related Collective Bargaining : an Analysis of
Developments Affecting Employment-related Agreements Discussed
by Social Negotiators 91
3. Co-ordination Devices for Employment-Related Collective Bargaining.
An Analysis of Developments Linked to the Coordination of Employment-
related Collective Bargaining 99
4. Case study 103
5.Conclusion 107
References 109

Finland 111
1. Introduction 111
2. Previous and Preveiling Employment-Related Agreements 113
3. Co-ordination Devices for Employment-related Collective Bargaining 125
4. Case Study 133
5. Conclusion 135
References 136

France 137
1. Introduction 137
2. The Nature and Content of Agreements on Employment 139
3. Coordination Mechanisms in Employment Bargaining 151
4. Conclusion 163
5. Case Study 165
References 167

Germany 169
1. Introduction 169
2. Trends and Developments in Employment-related Negotiations 171
3. Coordination Devices for Employment-Related Collective Bargaining:
The German «Alliance for Employment, Initial Training and Competitiveness» 181
4. Case-Study: Philipp Holzmann AG 191
5. Conclusion 195
References 196

Greece 199
1. Introduction 199
2. Current agreements 201
3. Coordination Devices or Processes at Various Levels of Collective
Bargaining 207
4. Case study: Presentation of an Unusually Illustrative
Collective Agreement 211
5. Conclusion 213
References 214

Ireland 215
1. Introduction 215
2. Prevailing Employment Related Agreements 217
3.Co-ordination Devices for Employment-Related Collective Bargaining 227
4. Case Study 231
5. Conclusion 235
References 235

Italy 237
1. Introduction: «Governing» Flexibility 237
2. Collective Bargaining and Job Creation: a Zero-sum Game? 239
3. Coordination Devices for Employment-related Collective Bargaining:
Towards More Institutionalisation in the Italian Industrial Relations System? 249
4. The Zanussi Company-level Agreement 265
5. Conclusion 269
References 271

Luxembourg 275
1. Introduction 275
2. The Main Agreements on Employment and the Case Study 277
3. Coordination Mechanisms of Collective Bargaining on Employment 281
4. Conclusion 285
References 285

Netherlands 287
1. Introduction 287
2. The Coordination of Wage Setting and Employment-related Collective
Bargaining 289
3. Current Employment-related Agreements, Trends and Recent
Developments in Collective Bargaining 1999-2000 301
4. Case study: Reviewing Collective Bargaining at Philips 311
5. Conclusion 315
References 316

Portugal 319
1 Introduction 319
2. The Main Agreements in the Field of Employment 321
3. Mechanisms for Coordinating Collective bargaining on Employment 327
4. Case Study: Collective Labour Contracts in Textiles and Clothing Manufacture,
and the 40-Hour Week Act 333
5. Conclusion 337
References 340
Annexes 342

Spain 367
1. Introduction 367
2. Current Commitments to Employment 369
3. Coordinating Mechanisms of Collective Bargaining on Employment 379
4. Case studies 381
5. Conclusions 385
References - Abbreviations 386
Annexes 388

Sweden 391
1.Introduction 391
2. The Main Agreements in the Field of Employment 393
3. Mechanisms for Coordinating Collective Bargaining 397
4. Recent Industry-wide Collective Agreements 403
5. Conclusion 407
Annexes 408
References 412

United-Kingdom 413
1. Introduction 413
2. Metal-working Industry Negotiations and Campaigns on Working Time 415
3. The Reduction of Overtime Working 417
4. Implementing the EU Working Time Directive 419
5. Conclusion 421

Part III - Conclusion 423
1. The Content of Employment Agreements: Towards Negotiated
Flexibility? 425
1.1. A corporatist revival? 425
1.2. Employment, or the birth of an issue 427
1.3. The content of collective bargaining and the introduction of flexibility
into the employment relationship 430
1.4. Conclusion 437
2. The Value of Employment: What Does the Future Hold for Bargaining
Autonomy? 439
2.1. Employment as a Norm and a Value: the Issue of Collective Bargaining
Autonomy 439
2.2. Towards Coordinated Autonomy 383
References 453