This book presents the results of a research project which sought to understand how the crisis-driven labour policy measures in the EU Member States most affected by the crisis translated into changes in collective bargaining in manufacturing. Drawing on empirical evidence consisting of interviews with policy officials and industrial relations actors as well as of company case studies in seven countries (Greece, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia and Spain) the book illustrates how the recent policy measures have resulted in a crisis of collective bargaining at different levels, including not only national but also sectoral and company levels.

In most cases, the structure, process, content and outcomes of collective bargaining have been undermined calling into question the capacity of the industrial relations actors to respond and regulate terms and conditions of employment in the post-crisis period. However, there is also evidence of institutional and organisational resilience and reconfiguration in the process of responding to and accommodating the labour policy measures, most notably in industrial relations systems that were characterized by strong bargaining arrangements in the pre-crisis period.

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Aristea Koukiadaki, Isabel Távora and Miguel Martínez Lucio: Chapter 1 - Joint regulation and labour market policy in Europe during the crisis: a seven-country comparison

Aristea Koukiadaki and Chara Kokkinou: Chapter 2 - The Greek system of collective bargaining in (the) crisis

Eugene Hickland and Tony Dundon: Chapter 3 - Reform of joint regulation and labour market policy during the current crisis: the manufacturing sector in the Republic of Ireland

Sabrina Colombo and Ida Regalia: Chapter 4 - The reform and impact of joint regulation and labour market policy during the current crisis: Italy

Isabel Távora and Pilar González: Chapter 5 - The reform The reform of joint regulation and labour market policy during the current crisis: national report on Portugal

Aurora Trif: Chapter 6 - Social dialogue during the economic crisis: the survival of collective bargaining in the manufacturing sector in Romania

Miroslav Stanojevi? and Aleksandra Kanjuo Mr?ela: Chapter 7 - Social dialogue during the economic crisis: The impact of industrial relations reforms on collective bargaining in the manufacturing sector in Slovenia

Carlos J. Fernández Rodríguez, Rafael Ibáñez Rojo and Miguel Martínez Lucio: Chapter 8 - The reform of collective bargaining in the Spanish metal and chemicals sectors (2008–2015): the ironies and risks of de-regulating employment regulation

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