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European industrial relations: transnational relations and global challenges

By Armando Aliu

Abstract

This study investigates transnational relations and global challenges which the European Industrial Relations have been facing recently. The paper, methodologically, was structured with taking into account both socio- political and judicial arguments. The social theory, and ergo, the practice in Europe were analyzed according to Marxist point of view. Basically, industrial relations and employment relationship were examined from the perspectives of employees, employee representatives and nation-states. The influence of the Charter of Fundamental Rights which is legally binding with the Lisbon Treaty (TFEU) was examined. In addition, the effectiveness of the acquis communautaire within the EU was argued with respect to the European Social Model; such as, social dialogue, tripartite and bipartite information exchange and consultation, collective bargaining and legal provisions regarding employment conditions and social protection. The importance of Europeanisation and convergence of national industrial relations was illustrated.

Topics: B51 - Socialist; Marxian; Sraffian, F1 - Trade, J5 - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining, L1 - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance
Year: 2012
DOI identifier: 10.2139/ssrn.2028811
OAI identifier: oai:mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de:38897

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