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Trade Union Cooperation in Europe

Patterns, Conditions, Issues

  • Presents theoretical perspectives that are in the front line of the discussion of industrial relations in Europe

  • Based on comprehensive empirical data and provides accessible illustrations of important cases

  • Suitable as a secondary resource for courses in industrial relations and European studies

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Table of contents (5 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv
  2. Why and How to Study Trade Union Cooperation in Europe?

    • Bengt Furåker, Bengt Larsson
    Pages 1-27Open Access
  3. Patterns of Transnational Trade Union Cooperation in Europe

    • Bengt Furåker, Bengt Larsson
    Pages 29-74Open Access
  4. The European Trade Union Movement and the Issue of Statutory Minimum Wages

    • Bengt Furåker, Bengt Larsson
    Pages 75-107Open Access
  5. Concluding Discussion

    • Bengt Furåker, Bengt Larsson
    Pages 141-151Open Access
  6. Back Matter

    Pages 153-157

About this book

This open access book discusses transnational trade union cooperation in Europe – its forms, focuses, conditions, and obstacles. It provides an overview of existing trade union cooperation and includes detailed analyses of two specific questions: the debates on statutory minimum wages and the Posting of Workers Directive. Drawing on empirical research, the authors take a comparative approach, considering national industrial relations regimes as well as individual sectors. With the ongoing processes of integration in Europe, it has become increasingly important for unions to cooperate with regard to employers and EU institutions. The authors illustrate the interconnections between national and European industrial relations, and explore the process of European integration in labour markets. Illustrating the potential for and difficulties involved in deepening trade union cooperation across Europe, this work is a vital read for trade unionists, researchers and students interested in European trade unionism and labour markets.

Authors and Affiliations

  • Department of Sociology and Work Science, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden

    Bengt Furåker, Bengt Larsson

About the authors

Bengt Furåker is Professor of Sociology at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. He has published extensively on issues in the labour market and working life.

Bengt Larsson is Professor of Sociology at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. His research focuses on industrial relations in Europe and wage determination in Sweden.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Trade Union Cooperation in Europe

  • Book Subtitle: Patterns, Conditions, Issues

  • Authors: Bengt Furåker, Bengt Larsson

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-38770-9

  • Publisher: Palgrave Pivot Cham

  • eBook Packages: Business and Management, Business and Management (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2020

  • License: CC BY

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-38769-3Published: 07 March 2020

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-38770-9Published: 06 March 2020

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XIV, 157

  • Number of Illustrations: 1 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Human Resource Management, Sociology of Work

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