Continuity and Change in Joint Regulation in Europe: Structural Reforms and Collective Bargaining in Manufacturing

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This article introduces seven national studies which examine the impact of austerity measures on collective bargaining in manufacturing in the European Union (EU) countries most affected by the crisis. We explore the changing dynamics in the relationships between domestic actors in the period leading up to the crisis and the influence of supranational actors thereafter. Austerity measures have undermined the structure, process, content and outcomes of collective bargaining, though the nature and degree of changes are conditioned by path-dependent factors of each national system.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)189-203
Number of pages14
JournalEuropean Journal of Industrial Relations
Issue number3
Early online date6 May 2016
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2016

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