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Do trade unions in Central and Eastern Europe make a difference?

Iga Magda ()

IZA World of Labor, 2017, No 360, 360

Abstract: Countries with strong industrial relations institutions and well-established social dialogue often perform well in terms of economic growth and social cohesion. The weak and fragmented bargaining and low levels of union coverage in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) raise concerns about these countries’ potential to maintain competitiveness, tackle demographic and macroeconomic challenges, and catch up with Western European economic and social standards. There is evidence that unions in CEE continue to protect their members and generate wage premiums, despite their institutional weaknesses.

Keywords: trade unions; Central and Eastern Europe; collective bargaining; union density; industrial relations (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J31 J51 P2 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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