EIRO thematic feature - Collective dispute resolution in an enlarged European Union
Promoting industrial peace in the labour market is an ongoing challenge in the world economy. This thematic feature from the European Industrial Relations Observatory (EIRO) outlines procedures that countries have taken to avoid industrial action and to maintain a smooth negotiating process between the social partners. This study is made up of contributions from 23 European Union Member States, as well as the acceding countries Bulgaria and Romania, and Norway. The main focus of the study is on the regulatory framework, the procedures for resolving industrial conflicts and the organisations in each country responsible for dealing with disputes of interest in the private and public sector.