Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/191385
Authors: 
Addison, John T.
Teixeira, Paulino
Year of Publication: 
2018
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper 7360
Abstract: 
Using cross-country data, this paper investigates the relationship between workplace representation and strikes. Works councils are associated with reduced strike activity. However, where union members make up a majority of works councillors, such union-dominated councils experience greater strike activity than do their counterparts with minority union membership, and also more strikes than establishments with union workplace representation where union members are in a minority. Dissonance between the parties as to the state of industrial relations is associated with elevated strike activity. Finally, union density at the workplace, if not the presence of collective bargaining, is directly associated with strike incidence.
Subjects: 
works councils
employee representation
union density
level of collective bargaining
industrial relations quality/dissonance
strike incidence
strike duration
strike frequency
strike intensity
JEL: 
J51
J52
J53
J83
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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