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 industrial relations, social policy, and labour market developments.

Volume 18 Issue 4, November 2012

The overarching theme linking the various contributions to this eighth open issue of Transfer is the challenge for trade unions posed by the rapidly changing economic and political environment. A diverse range of sources of change are addressed, such as the political integration of Europe, the current economic and financial crisis, transnational restructuring of companies, the eastern enlargement of the EU and the adoption of EU directives.

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