9th Conference European Sociological Association

RN17 Industrial Relations, Labour Market Institutions and Employment

2009-09-04 13:30:00 2009-09-04 15:00:00 Friday, 4 September 13:30 - 15:00 Trends and Effects of Collective Bargaining Building AA, Auditório Silva Leal

Collective bargaining: empirical and theoretical approaches

Collective bargaining: empirical and theoretical approaches

Nowadays, industrial relations in several countries are in change and Portugal is no exception. The collective bargaining in Portugal has now a new legal framework, the "hold" one in the beginning appear to be the end of negotiation, but after one or two years the dynamic of the collective bargaining put the numbers (agreements) near to the ones of the old legal framework.
The unions and the employer´s organizations made some efforts and they have reached new agreements. This dynamics is present in some process that we will depict in this paper.
Some of the challenges that this social actors face aren?t new, but others appear to be new problems: the globalization and the European market integration bring new and more complex challenges than in the past. This will the key issue of this paper: more than solutions, we will discuss these problems with some practical examples and results of recent research on the subject in Portugal.