Introduction. Debates on Collective Bargaining in a Time of Economic Crisis: The Spanish Case in Context

6 Pages Posted: 29 Mar 2019

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Julia López

Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Department of Law

Date Written: March 28, 2019

Abstract

English abstract: Collective Labor Law as a mechanism of agency through workers representation has been challenged more than ever during recent last decades. The policies that have adjusted labor rights to new scenarios of economic policies have impacted collective bargaining structures and contents. The debates on centralization and de-centralization, workers participation, unions and workers strategies to countervail the erosion of labor rights have been part of the social agenda. Among the debates one very important one involves the study of the cases of the Basque Country and Catalonia. Their models of collective bargaining allow us to examine different strategies to achieve social goals through collective action with more successful results in the Basque case.

Spanish abstract: El Derecho Colectivo del Trabajo como mecanismo de agency para las representaciones de los trabajadores ha tenido en las últimas décadas uno de los periodos más desafiantes en la consecución de sus objetivos sociales. Las políticas de ajuste a la crisis económica con nuevos escenarios políticos han impactado no solo en las estructuras de negociación colectiva sino además en los contenidos de los convenios. Debates en torno a centralización-descentralización, participación, estrategias para contrarrestar los efectos de erosión de los derechos sociales han sido parte de la agenda social. Entre los debates, el estudio que se refiere a los casos de País Vasco y Catalunya, en cuanto a las estructuras de negociación, es interesante a la hora de presentar las diferencias estratégicas y los mejores resultados en el caso vasco.

Keywords: collective rights, legal labor market reforms, de-centralization, workers participation, collective bargaining, sectoral collective agreements, new technologies, working poor, minimal guarantee, derechos colectivos, reformas de las leyes del mercado laboral, descentralización

Suggested Citation

López, Julia, Introduction. Debates on Collective Bargaining in a Time of Economic Crisis: The Spanish Case in Context (March 28, 2019). Oñati Socio-Legal Series, Vol. 9, No. 1, 2019. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3361521

Julia López (Contact Author)

Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Department of Law ( email )

Ramon Trias Fargas 25-27
Barcelona, 08005
Spain

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