EIRObserver (Issue 2/00)
EIRObserver is the bi-monthly bulletin of the European Industrial Relations Observatory. It contains an edited selection of feature and news items, based on some of the reports supplied for the EIROnline database over each two-month period. On top of this, EIRO also conducts comparative research on specific themes. This issue's comparative supplement looks at recent developments in industrial relations in the rail transport sector against the backdrop of major restructuring. It examines the industry's changing structure, the key aspects of industrial relations, the main contents of collective bargaining and industrial conflict and its regulation. The study finds falling employment levels everywhere, changes in employee status in some countries, the development of new bargaining and representation structures, and varying levels of conflict.