Sector bargaining under threat

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In this article, Thorsten Schulten from the German WSI trade union research institute, underlines the serious implications of the attacks on sector-level bargaining in Europe. He points out that this is a key characteristic of collective bargaining in Europe where coverage by collective agreement is much higher than in other regions. This system is now under threat from the policy of bargaining decentralisation being advocated by the European Commission and being imposed in several countries by the troika - the Commission along with the European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund.
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