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