1st Edition

European Trade Unions Change and Response

Edited By Teresa Lawlor, Mike Rigby, Roger Smith Copyright 1999

    This volume:
    * explores the extent to which European Industrial Relations systems are converging
    *explores what has been the unions' reaction to changes in the economic environment
    * includes studies from key sectors: electronics, food manufacturing, banking and public administration
    * compares trade unions in these sectors in five of Europes most important economies: Germany, the UK, Spain, Italy and Denmark

    1. The convergence/divergence debate in comparative industrial relationsRoger Smith 2. Approaches to the contemporary role of trade unionsMike Rigby 3. The national industrial relations contextsManuel Perez Yruela and Rafael Serrano del Rosal 4. ElectronicsMike Rigby 5. Food manufacturingRoger Smith 6. BankingTeresa Lawlor and Rafael Serrano del Rosal 7. Central government administrationRosario Morillo Balado 8. Summary and conclusionsMike Rigby, Roger Smith and Manuel Perez Yruela


    Teresa Lawlor, Mike Rigby, Roger Smith

    '...this book is not written in indigestible Euro-jargon and it is positively interesting.' - British Journal of Industrial Relations 2001