Jeremy Waddington

Associate Researcher


Jeremy Waddington is professor of industrial relations at the University of Manchester and project coordinator for the European Trade Union Institute. He has written extensively on trade union structure, organization and activity, and on issues of labour representation in Europe.

Areas of activity

Collective bargaining, board-level employee representation, European Works Councils.

Publications from this author

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Tomas Berglund, Jeremy Waddington

Trade union internationalism

This special issue, the third in a series of Transfer issues on ‘the state of trade unionism in Europe’, examines the international activity of European trade unions. Trade unions in Europe today operate in a complex and multi-layered institutional environment, ranging from the workplace, where the central concern is the representation of members’... Find out more

Collective bargaining in Europe: towards an endgame. Volume I, II, III and IV

This collection of four volumes charts the development of collective bargaining since the year 2000 in the 28 EU Member States. These four volumes document how the institutions of collective bargaining have been removed, fundamentally altered or markedly narrowed in scope in all 28 EU Member States. However, there are also positive examples to be... Find out more

Béla Greskovits, Jeremy Waddington

Trade unions and the polity: agendas and alliances

Transfer stimulates dialogue between the European trade union movement and the academic and research community. It contributes research findings on issues of strategic relevance for trade unions, in particular with regard to developments at the European level. Transfer publishes original peer-reviewed research on issues such as new developments in... Find out more

Jeremy Waddington, Aline Conchon

Is Europeanised board-level employee representation specific? The case of European Companies (SEs)

This working paper investigates whether European board-level representation of employees in European Companies (SEs) is really ‘Europeanised’ or is coloured by the national system of their company’s country of origin. The authors used responses of employees sitting on SE boards to a questionnaire-based survey conducted between 2009 and 2013 and... Find out more