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23/12/2010

Derogation clauses on wages in sectoral collective agreements in seven European countries

EF/10/87/EN


This report discusses the issue of decentralisation of wage bargaining from the (inter)sectoral level to the company level through the use of derogation clauses. Sectoral and intersectoral-level collective bargaining play an important role in many European countries, particularly in most western European countries. Traditionally, (inter)sectoral bargaining has had the function of homogenising wages and working conditions for entire sectors or countries and taking them, to a large extent, out of competition. 

author(s): European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions M. Keune (Amsterdams Instituut voor ArbeidsStudies (AIAS)- University of Amsterdam)
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