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Panel 1 - Inclusive growth: a new, successful agenda for collective bargaining?

Wednesday 27 June 2018 - 14:00-15:30 room: Netherlands I

The EU is struggling to deal with social imbalances brought about by austerity policies. During the crisis, austerity policies interfered with the social competencies of the Member States. After austerity, the Pillar of Social Rights has opened up a way for the social partners to provide input into reversing these imbalances. We evaluate to what extent collective bargaining strategies can be linked to economic theory and which level of collective bargaining by the social partners in Europe can be considered to be providing the levers for inclusive growth. The research under discussion consists of a review of the relevant theory in light of the position of the OECD on inclusive growth, and interviews with employers federations and trade unions in nine EU Member States.

  • Salvo Leonardi, Fondazione Giuseppe Di Vittorio - PPP
  • Heikki Taimio, Labour Institute for Economic Research - PPP
  • Guy Van Gyes, Catholic University of Leuven-HIVA
  • Sem Vandekerckhove, Catholic University of Leuven-HIVA - PPP

Moderator: Sotiria Theodoropoulou, ETUI

Further readings

The meaning of extension for the stability of collective bargaining in Europe

Wages and economic forces. Three fallacies of internal devaluation

Salvo Leonardi:  The present and future role of collective bargaining in Italy: outcomes from the CAWIE 3 Project