A Decade Beyond Maastricht: The European Social Dialogue Revisited

A Decade Beyond Maastricht: The European Social Dialogue Revisited

by De Vos


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A Decade Beyond Maastricht: The European Social Dialogue Revisited by De Vos

Since Maastricht, there has been a concerted effort at the EU level to forge a fair and mutually responsible legal relationship between labour and management. What is sought is a legal framework for labour relations that will protect and even nourish

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789041121639
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory
Publication date: 10/30/2003
Series: Studies in Employment and Social Policy Set Series
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.38(d)

Table of Contents

The Authors Part One The Legal Framework Chapter One Some Reflections on the Origin, Problems and Perspectives of the European Social Dialogue Filip Dorssemont Section I. Social Partners and Community Law, A Twofold Relationship Section II. On the Origins of Collective Bargaining at Community Level: A Source of Conceptual and Legal Problems? Section III. Conceptual and Legal Problems Section IV. Perspectives Chapter Two Self-Executing Collective Agreements in EC Law Olaf Deinert Section I. Is the Conclusion of Agreements Negotiation of Contracts or Legislation? Section II. Equivalence of the Ways of Implementation of Social Dialogue Agreements Section III. Corporatist and Autonomous Collective Agreements Systems Section IV. The Freedom to Bargain Collectively – A Fundamental Right in Community Law Section V. Parallel Status of Effect Section VI. Effects of an ECA Following the Theory of Parallel Status of Effect Section VII. No Objections According to Article 139Section 2 TEC Section VIII. Consequences for the Function of Article 139TEC Conclusion and Evaluation Chapter Three Collective Labour Agreements and European Competition Law: An Inherent Contradiction? Marc De Vos Section I. The Ideological or Economic Background Section II. Labour, Free Market, and Free Competition: One Sphere? Section III. The Surprising Labour Exemption: Albany and Its Progeny Section IV. Possible Future Developments Conclusion Part Two Management and Labour Chapter Four Social Dialogue – an ETUC Perspective Penny Clarke Chapter Five European Social Dialogue in Action: A Perspective from the UNICE Wilfried Beirnaert Part Three Community Institutions Chapter Six Challenges and Prospects for the European Social Dialogue Miche'le T hozet Chapter Seven Social Dialogue, a Cornerstone of our European Social Model Joe Bertrand and MEP Anne Van Lancker

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