This title was first published in 2001. The emergence of the European Works Councils (EWCs) is one of the most important developments in international industrial relations and the most significant intervention by the European Union in the industrial relations field. This volume is the second of three studies into the establishment and operation of EWCs conducted by the authors. It examines the development of a typology of EWCs and explores the prospects for establishing networks of EWCs, using case studies drawn from the food, banking and insurance sectors. The book is an informative text for researchers, academics and practitioners who wish to locate empirical material and practical experience in a developmental and theoretical framework.
Table of ContentsContents: Introduction; European works councils in the context of European Industrial relations; European works council: origins, forms and dynamics of development - a typology; Networking EWCs: initiatives - needs - prospects; EWCs in a European multi-level systems of industrial relations; Prospect: EWCs - between forum, actor and network; Bibliography.