Workplace social dialogue in Europe: An analysis of the European Company Survey 2009 - Executive summary

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How does social dialogue function in practice, what forms of representation exist and how well do they function? Eurofound’s 2009 European Company Survey (ECS) provides rich data from 30 countries to explore these questions. This report takes ECS and other data sources and looks at factors that influence the path social dialogue takes in a company, in particular regarding works councils and trade unions; company size, company age, the nature of the product or service delivered, employer choices and the composition of the workforce are all relevant factors. The larger framework also has an impact, for example how much national governments intervene in social dialogue and at what level negotiations take place. Read more in the report - see Related content.
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