Report challenges IMF over collective bargaining

Europe
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is one part of the troika - along with the European Commission and European Central Bank - that have been imposing labour market reforms on countries like Greece, Spain and Portugal. IMF claims about the need for decentralisation of collective bargaining come under detailed scrutiny in a new report from the International Trade Union Confederation which concludes very firmly that: "There is absolutely no evidence that countries with highly decentralised collective bargaining systems and weak trade unions gain any economic advantage." [Read more at > EPSU->http://www.epsu.org/a/9474]

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