This article analyses the changes in the regulation of labour in advanced market democracies, and specifically in the EU countries, under the present conditions of economic crisis and broader transformations of the capitalist system. Three issues are briefly discussed. First, the main causes of the decline of collective bargaining and trade union action are considered, linking them to profound transformations which already started three decades ago: globalization of product and capital markets, on one hand, and technological and organizational trends requiring greater flexibility for companies. Second, the issue of convergence/divergence of national systems of collective regulation of labour in the light of recent developments. Third, the rather gloomy prospects for the collective regulation of labour in advanced market democracies, stressing the importance of the role of public authorities to safeguard the role of industrial relations and collective bargaining not only as a method to regulate the employment relationship but also as an essential instrument for granting the rights of industrial citizenship.

La regolazione del lavoro nel capitalismo che cambia : fosche prospettive? / L. Bordogna. - In: STATO E MERCATO. - ISSN 0392-9701. - 2012:1(2012), pp. 15-28.

La regolazione del lavoro nel capitalismo che cambia : fosche prospettive?

L. Bordogna
2012

Abstract

This article analyses the changes in the regulation of labour in advanced market democracies, and specifically in the EU countries, under the present conditions of economic crisis and broader transformations of the capitalist system. Three issues are briefly discussed. First, the main causes of the decline of collective bargaining and trade union action are considered, linking them to profound transformations which already started three decades ago: globalization of product and capital markets, on one hand, and technological and organizational trends requiring greater flexibility for companies. Second, the issue of convergence/divergence of national systems of collective regulation of labour in the light of recent developments. Third, the rather gloomy prospects for the collective regulation of labour in advanced market democracies, stressing the importance of the role of public authorities to safeguard the role of industrial relations and collective bargaining not only as a method to regulate the employment relationship but also as an essential instrument for granting the rights of industrial citizenship.
JEL Classifications: J51 - Trade Unions: Objectives, Structure, and Effects ; F23 - Multinational Firms ; International Business ; J81 - Working Conditions
Settore SPS/09 - Sociologia dei Processi economici e del Lavoro
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