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Wages and wage bargaining in Europe

Maarten Keune and Béla Galgóczi Developments since the mid-1990s

Publication date : 2008

Number of pages : 0

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Maarten Keune and Béla Galgóczi

This volume presents an analysis of wage developments and wage bargaining practices since the mid-1990s in 17 European countries. The introductory chapter provides an overview of some of the main trends across Europe with a focus on wage moderation, the minimum wage and the decentralisation of collective bargaining. The country chapters provide a detailed overview of wage developments, also in relation to productivity, low pay and the minimum wage, and gender and sectoral wage differences. They also discuss developments concerning bargaining levels and the bargaining strategies of trade unions, employers’ organisations and governments in wage setting.

ETUI, Brussels, ISBN 978-2-87452-120-1

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