EIRObserver (Issue 1/01)
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. The comparative supplement looks at the industrial relations aspects of the mergers and takeovers phenomenon in the 15 EU Member States plus Norway. It examines: the context of EU-level regulation and concern; the regulatory framework governing workers' rights in such situations, the role of public authorities, the impact on jobs and collective bargaining; cross-border mergers and takeovers and the role of European Works Councils; and the views of the social partners.