The concept of representativeness at national, international and European level

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Opdateret
19 december 2016
Udgivet
19 december 2016
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Executive summary in 22 languages

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Resumé

The representativeness of social partners provides legitimacy for their various roles in industrial relations, whether through the vehicle of social dialogue, collective bargaining or involvement in government policymaking or implementation. This report compares the different ways in which the representativeness of social partners is defined at national, European and international levels. It shows that representativeness has various meanings across the 28 Member States and Norway, with most countries featuring a combination of legal conformity and mutual recognition. Based on information provided by national correspondents in the 28 EU Member States and Norway, the report analyses the concept of representativeness at national level by reviewing key elements such as electoral success, organisational strength in terms of membership, and the capacity to negotiate. The final section turns to the methodology used by Eurofound to assess representativeness since 1996 and raises the question as to whether this approach should be refined or modified after 10 years of application. An executive summary is also available - see Related content.

See also: Annexes: Survey questionnaire - Tables - Figures

  • Full report

    Number of Pages: 
    82
    Reference No: 
    EF1644
    ISBN: 
    978-92-897-1556-0
    Catalogue: 
    TJ-06-16-037-EN-N
    DOI: 
    10.2806/517612
    Catalogue info

    The concept of representativeness at national, international and European level

    The representativeness of social partners provides legitimacy for their various roles in industrial relations, whether through the vehicle of social dialogue, collective bargaining or involvement in government policymaking or implementation. This report compares the different ways in which the representativeness of social partners is defined at national, European and international levels.

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  • Executive summary

    Reference No: 
    EF16441
    Catalogue info

    Repræsentativitetsbegrebet på nationalt, internationalt og europæisk plan

    Authors: 
    Eurofound

    Arbejdsmarkedets parters repræsentativitet giver legitimitet til deres forskellige roller i arbejdsmarkedsrelationerne, hvad enten det er gennem social dialog, kollektive forhandlinger eller inddragelse i statens politiske beslutningstagning eller politikgennemførelse. I denne rapport sammenlignes de forskellige måder, som arbejdsmarkedsparternes repræsentativitet defineres på på nationalt, europæisk og internationalt plan. Den viser, at repræsentativiteten har forskellige betydninger i de 28 medlemsstater og Norge, og at de fleste lande har en kombination af juridisk overensstemmelse og gensidig anerkendelse. På baggrund af oplysninger fra nationale korrespondenter i de 28 EU-medlemsstater og Norge foretages der i rapporten en analyse af repræsentativitetsbegrebet på nationalt plan ved at gennemgå nøgleelementer såsom valgsucces, organisatorisk styrke i form af medlemsantal og forhandlingsevne. Det sidste afsnit omhandler den metode, som Eurofound har anvendt til at vurdere repræsentativiteten siden 1996, og rejser spørgsmålet om, hvorvidt denne tilgang bør finpudses eller ændres efter 10 års anvendelse.

    Available in 22 languages for download

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