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28 September 2017, ITUH, Bd du Roi Albert II, 5; 1210 Brussels, ETUI meeting room 7th floor, 12h30 - 14h

Monthly forum: Collective Bargaining in a changing world of work - Key results from the OECD Employment Outlook

Speaker: Andrea Garnero, Economist at the OECD Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs

Comments: Torsten Müller, Senior Researcher, ETUI

Moderator: Maria Jepsen, Director of the Research department, ETUI


Andrea Garnero will present a comprehensive and up-to-date review of collective bargaining systems across OECD and a selected group of emerging economies that are in the process of accession to the OECD which is contained in the collective bargaining chapter of the OECD Employment Outlook 2017. His presentation will provide comparable estimates of membership to trade unions and employer organisations as well as collective bargaining coverage by country, sector, and firms’ and workers’ characteristics.

The chapter assesses the degree of centralisation, the articulation between different bargaining levels and how derogations and opt-out clauses are used. The various modes and degrees of bargaining co-ordination are also discussed together with the level of contract enforcement and the quality of labour relations. In addition, the chapter describes the types of worker representation at firm level and compares the various bargaining systems along the key parameters identified.

A light lunch will be served from 12h00 in the room.

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