European Works Councils: from the local to the global?

Fitzgerald, Ian and Stirling, John (2010) European Works Councils: from the local to the global? In: Handbook of employment and society: Working Space. Elgar Original Reference . Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, pp. 309-324. ISBN 978-1847200549

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Abstract

This chapter discusses recent developments with regard to European Works Councils (EWC) in the North East of England. Its analysis is based on studies of regional EWC activity in the North East of England over a seven- year period (1998–2005) and the ongoing delivery of EWC training programmes. Although, pessimistic in its findings of significant influence being placed on multinational decision making, the authors found that there were signs of significant improvement on past practice. Thus EWCs are still work in progress and do offer some employee voice in an increasingly ‘globalised’ world.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: L700 Human and Social Geography
N600 Human Resource Management
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School > Business and Management
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Depositing User: Ian Fitzgerald
Date Deposited: 04 May 2012 09:17
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2016 12:46
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/6793

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