This section provides a closer look at the work of the ETUI in three core activities/processes in which the (European) trade unions are involved: social dialogue, social legislation and collective bargaining.
Firstly, there is the European social dialogue, as institutionalised in Articles 152-155 of the Lisbon Treaty, which takes place mainly at both inter-industry and sectoral levels. However, this section also provides information on developments in relation to the negotiation and conclusion of transnational company agreements in multinational companies (MNCs).
A second subsection deals with the crucial role trade unions try to play at both European and national levels in the shaping of European (labour) law, both primary law (e.g. new/amended Treaty provisions, EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, etc.) and secondary legislation (e.g. Regulations, Directives, etc.). Attention is also given to the increasingly important role of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in interpreting this European law.
And finally, in a third subsection, the work of the ETUI in the field of collective bargaining on wages and working conditions at the national (inter-sectoral, sectoral and company) level and the transnational coordination of collective bargaining by trade unions is presented.
Selection of publications
Klaus Lörcher and Isabelle Schömann (ETUI)
Aristea Koukiadaki (Univ. Manchester), Isabel Távora (Univ. Manchester) and Miguel Martínez Lucio (Univ. Manchester)
Caroline de la Porte and Patrick Emmenegger
Guy Van Gyes and Thorsten Schulten
Torsten Müller (ETUI) and Thorsten Schulten (WSI)
Niklas Bruun, Klaus Lörcher, Isabelle Schömann
Isabelle Schömann (ETUI)
Carole Lang, Stefan Clauwaert and Isabelle Schömann (ETUI)
Carole Lang, Isabelle Schömann and Stefan Clauwaert (ETUI)
Isabelle Schömann (ETUI) , Stefan Clauwaert (ETUI)
Isabelle Schömann (ETUI), Romuald Jagodzinski (ETUI),Guido Boni (University of London), Stefan Clauwaert (ETUI), Vera Glassner (Johannes Kepler Universität in Linz) and Teun Jaspers (Utrecht Univer...
Niklas Bruun (University of Helsinki), Klaus Lörcher (former Legal Adviser to the ETUC) and Isabelle Schömann (ETUI)
Isabelle Schömann (ETUI) and Coralie Guedes (University of Lyon)