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dc.contributor.authorNiforou, Christinaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-22T09:34:03Z-
dc.date.available2011-07-22T09:34:03Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/48546-
dc.description.abstractThe conclusion of the inter-sectoral Framework Agreement on Telework is a significant innovation in European policy-making reflecting a shift towards greater autonomy of organised management and labour; both sides of industry are invited to proactively engage in the implementation as well as follow-up of European framework agreements at different levels of bargaining. Building on workplace level telework arrangements, the paper discusses the role of trade unions in implementing the Telework Agreement in Spain and the UK and provides a preliminary evaluation of the effectiveness of its autonomous character. Analysis is structured around two sets of factors; institutional (impact of industrial relations traditions) and societal influences (how the topic of the European agreement is situated within different societal contexts). It is argued that differences in the significance attributed to teleworking have shaped unions' perceptions and policies on both the form of implementation and practical application at lower levels, while the impact of institutions seems to be greater on substantive issues. Overall, despite their soft character, autonomous agreements represent agreements with potential. Although not enforceable in court, they can operate as good practice guides while their European origin may act as an informal element of legality when they reach a Tribunal. However, without active local union involvement the protections they offer can be largely symbolic.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUniv. of Warwick, Industrial Relations Research Unit Coventryen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWarwick papers in industrial relations 87en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.stwTelearbeiten_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsbedingungenen_US
dc.subject.stwInternationale Sozialstandardsen_US
dc.subject.stwGewerkschaftspolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwVergleichen_US
dc.subject.stwSpanienen_US
dc.subject.stwGro├čbritannienen_US
dc.titleThe role of trade unions in the implementation of autonomous framework agreementsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn572650477en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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