Workshop - ‘Industrial Relations in the European Union’

28 and 29 January 2014 (part II will take place on 7-9 April 2014)
Department of Sociology, Facultad de Economía y Empresa, Campus el Cristo, University of Oviedo, Spain
Participants: ESRs Theme 1 (Sara Lafuente, Mona Aranea, Clara Aguila), Ben Egan

A brief report is available from the workshop

Workshop Concept

Several PhD projects are studying worker representation in two or more of the following countries: Belgium, France, Spain, UK, and Germany. The idea of the workshop is to make use of overlaps between the research projects and exchange knowledge.

To gain a deeper understanding of national systems of Industrial Relations in different countries of the EU as a useful background for PhD research. A possible outcome could be a Working Paper for the ChangingEmployment website, maybe on comparative industrial relations.

Each participant presents the Industrial Relation System in one country (trade union structure, collective bargaining, etc). If you want to, you can (as an ad-on) relate this “national” system to the reality of industrial relations in one of the sectors you are researching. We then discuss similarities and differences between countries and sectors.

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