Collective Agreements And Negotiations

Based on detailed information collected on social policy questionnaires addressed to labour ministries and social partners, the chapter provides a detailed picture of collective bargaining systems by unpacking their various elements. In particular, the chapter shows that: Katz HC (1993) The decentralization of collective bargaining: a critique of literature and comparative analysis. In Labor Relat Off 47:1-22 Answer: Yes. Collective bargaining focuses on the definition of working conditions, including restructuring. The specific terms of each collective agreement are the responsibility of the negotiating parties. It is customary to include provisions in the debate relating to consultation procedures, the provision of information and the participation of workers and their representatives when a company is considering changes that could affect workers, their conditions of employment or their employment in general. When collective agreements apply to entire sectors, employers who wish to amend the contract face different policy options. They cannot easily evade collective agreements on the basis of a non-union environment, at least if they are in the same sector and in the same country. You can outsource activities to companies with cheaper collective agreements; Putting more emphasis on job flexibility Ending membership in employer organizations or work hard to get a change to the sector agreement, for example. B the transformation into a framework for local negotiations.

All of these strategies have been used and are visible in the data, but the overall impact on coverage rates is not clear at first glance. Like what. B outsourcing to cheaper contracts or the increased use of flexible jobs can be accompanied by an increase in collective bargaining and coverage of agreements in sectors such as cleaning, catering and security, as well as for temporary work, part-time work and temporary work, as was the case in the Netherlands (Visser 2013).