Political Exchange and Bargaining Reform in Italy and Spain
European Journal of Industrial Relations, 2005, 11, 1, 7-26
MOLINA ROMO, Oscar, Political Exchange and Bargaining Reform in Italy and Spain, European Journal of Industrial Relations, 2005, 11, 1, 7-26 - https://hdl.handle.net/1814/16568
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Wage bargaining structures in Italy and Spain changed significantly in the 1990s. This is usually seen as an employer-led response to exogenous pressures such as the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU). This article shows that while EMU acted as a catalyst for negotiated adjustments, changes in wage bargaining are better explained through factors endogenous to national systems, in particular union strategies and interactions in the policy-making arena. By means of policy concertation and political exchange, unions have shaped institutional change in collective bargaining so as to avoid a disorganized decentralization of labour relations.
Cadmus permanent link: https://hdl.handle.net/1814/16568
Full-text via DOI: 10.1177/0959680105050397
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
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