Trade unions’ collective bargaining efforts have serious implications for social and economic equality in European countries

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Series Details 04.12.13
Publication Date 04/12/2013
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The role of trade unions in promoting social justice has been challenged by rising social and economic inequality in several European countries. Angie Gago writes that while levels of inequality vary from country to country, the general rise in inequality experienced across Europe is associated with a change in the redistributive character of trade unions’ collective bargaining.

She argues that trade unions must participate in salary negotiations and legitimise their institutional role, while at the same time using collective bargaining to push for social justice.

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