Co-ordinated Bargaining: A Process for Our Times?
Article first published online: 16 DEC 2002
Blackwell Publishers Ltd/London School of Economics 2002
British Journal of Industrial Relations
Volume 40, Issue 2, pages 197–220, June 2002
How to Cite
Sisson, K. and Marginson, P. (2002), Co-ordinated Bargaining: A Process for Our Times?. British Journal of Industrial Relations, 40: 197–220. doi: 10.1111/1467-8543.00229
- Issue published online: 16 DEC 2002
- Article first published online: 16 DEC 2002
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This article draws on past as well as present to offer a systematic overview of co-ordinated bargaining, which many commentators see as a likely vehicle for the ‘Europeanization’ of industrial relations. It argues that co-ordinated bargaining is indeed likely to play a major role within the EU, reflecting not only trade union pressures but also management’s use of benchmarking to promote organizational change and competitiveness. The pace with which co-ordinated bargaining develops is likely to vary considerably both within and between sectors, however, leading to multi-speed ‘Europeanization’ and further decentralization of collective bargaining within national systems.