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2015 | 6 | nr 1 (11) | 49--74
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Three decades of European Works Councils : a quantitative evaluation

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European Works Councils (EWCs) constitute the most developed arena of social dialogue in the EUs multi-level system of employment relations. In this paper we give an overview over the quantitative trajectory of these representation bodies and evaluate the potential for their future development. Based on the historical development of the legal framework since the 1980s we establish a four phase periodization with different motives and dynamics in the creation of EWCs. Using the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) database on EWCs we look at several company characteristics that might have an effect on EWC creation such as country of origin, company size and degree of internationalisation. Our findings confirm a strong relationship between the development of the European legal framework and EWC creation dynamics. We argue that the current voluntaristic soft law approach without clear binding obligations for the companies covered by the EWC Directive is one of the main factors to explain the currently very low EWC creation rate in a context of growing internationalisation of firms and industries. (original abstract)
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6
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49--74
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  • University of Oviedo, Spain
  • University of Oviedo, Spain
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  • University of Oviedo, Spain
Bibliografia
  • Arrowsmith, J., Pulignano, V. eds., (2013), The Transformation of Employment Relations in Europe. Institutions and Outcomes in the age of Globalization, London: Routledge
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  • Buschak, W., (2004), The practical and legal problems of European works councils: reviewing the Directive, in: I. Fitzgerald, J. Stirling eds., European works councils. Pessimism of the intellect, optimism of the will?, London: Routledge: 67-79
  • da Costa, T, Pulignano, V., Rehfeldt, U., Telljohann, V., (2012), Transnational negotiations and the Europeanization of industrial relations. Potential and obstacles, "European Journal of Industrial Relations", 18(2): 123-137
  • Eurofound (1998), Negotiating European Works Councils: An Analysis of agreements under Article 13, Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union
  • Eurofound (2000), Negotiating European Works Councils: A comparative study of Article 6 and Article 13 agreements, Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union
  • Eurofound (2001), Bargaining at European level? Joint texts negotiated by European Works Councils, Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union
  • Eurofound (2004), European Works Councils in practice, Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union
  • Eurofound (2006), European Works Councils and transnational restructuring, Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union
  • Eurofound (2015), European Works Council developments before, during and after the crisis, Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union
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  • Recommendations for policy-making based on current experiences, Brussels: ETUI-REHS
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