Changes in national collective bargaining systems since 1990
This comparative study provides an overview of the development of national collective bargaining systems since 1990 in the EU Member States (except Luxembourg and Portugal) plus Bulgaria, Norway and Romania. It examines: the legal framework for collective bargaining; national data and documentation on collective agreements; the basic features of the countries' bargaining systems - such as bargaining levels, coverage and extension procedures; changes since the early 1990s; and the views and demands of the social partners and political actors on the future development of collective bargaining.
The comparative study was compiled on the basis of individual national reports submitted by EIRO's national centres. The text of each of these national reports is available below in Word format. The reports have not been edited or approved by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions. The national reports were drawn up in response to a questionnaire and should be read in conjunction with it.