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    Decentralisation of collective bargaining in the retail sector

    Paolucci, Valentina (2023) Decentralisation of collective bargaining in the retail sector. In: Pathways in Decentralised Collective Bargaining in Europe. Amsterdam University Press, Amsterdam, p. 113. ISBN 9789048560233

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    This chapter shows that traditional industrial relations classif ications, based on national institutional features, have become sector-specif ic. Company case studies indicate that in retailing, which is characterised by generally poor working conditions, market structures and company characteristics tend to condition unions’ capacity to engage in collective bargaining. Only in Sweden, where the institutional framework continues to provide a signif icant degree of procedural security through coordinating mechanisms, have unions been able to retain control over the decentralisation process and to play an important role at the company level. Nevertheless, in large, often internationalised companies, unions that are proactive and willing to mobilise their organisational resources, as demonstrated by Irish and German cases, are still able to make a positive difference for workers.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Keywords: retailing; trade union strategies; institutions; markets; collective bargaining decentralisation;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Business
    Item ID: 17519
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    Depositing User: Valentina Paolucci
    Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2023 11:57
    Journal or Publication Title: Amsterdam University Press
    Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
    Refereed: Yes
      Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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