1st Edition

Technological Change, Rationalisation and Industrial Relations

Edited By Otto Jacobi, Bob Jessop, Hans Kastendiek, Marino Regini Copyright 1986
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    Originally published in 1986 the first part of this book outlines some of the general problems of technological change and labour relations. It discusses the politics of rationalisation and of industrialisation in the car industry by examining case studies of Volkswagen British Leyland and FIAT. The impact developments exert on trade unions in the UK, Germany and Italy is discussed simultaneously.

    Part 1: Technological Change and Labour Relations 1. Technological Innovation, Organisation of Work and Unions Federico Butera and Giuseppe Della Rocca 2. Changing Skill Requirements andTtrade Union Bargaining Zissis Papadimitriou 3. Technological Change, Labour Market and Trade Union Policy Gerhard Brandt Part 2: The Politics of Rationalisation: The Car Industry 4. Rationalisation and Industrial Relations: A Case Study of Volkswagen Eva Brumlop and Ulrich Juergens 5. The Politics of Technological Change at British Leyland Harry Scarbrough 6. Changes of Industrial Relations at Fiat Matteo Rollier Part 3: Crisis and Rationalisation: Impact on Unions 7. Bureaucracy, Oligarchy and Incorporation in Shop Steward Organisations in the 1980s Eric Batstone 8. Shop Stewards and Management: Collective Bargaining as Co-Operation Michael Terry 9. Some Current Strategy Problems of the Italian Trade Unions Hartwig Heine 10. Centralisation or Decentralisation? An Analysis of Organisational Changes in the Italian Union Movement at a Time of Crisis Ida Regalia 11. Social Change and Trade Union Movement in the 1970s Aris Accornero 12. Labour Conflicts and Class Struggles Walther Mueller-Jentsch 13. Workers' Reactions to Crisis Rainer Zoll and Enno Neumann


    Otto Jacobi, Bob Jessop, Hans Kastendiek, Marino Regini