European Industrial Relations in 1999: Chronicle of Events

23 Pages Posted: 25 May 2004

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Mark W. Gilman

University of Kent, Canterbury

Andrea Broughton

European Industrial Relations Observatory


This article chronicles industrial relations developments throughout the European Union (EU) during 1999. The information is gleaned from articles published by the European Industrial Relations Observatory (EIRO). The text, therefore, contains numerical references to records contained in the EIRO database in order to allow the reader easy access to the relevant records.

The article is divided into five sections. The first contains an overview of political, economic and legislative events at EU-level, the second looks at EU-level developments in employee representation, the third looks at the impact of European economic and monetary union (EMU) on industrial relations and collective bargaining and the fourth and fifth give a more detailed country-by-country analysis of main trends in key industrial relations areas-collective bargaining and industrial action; and employment creation, working time and new forms of work.

Suggested Citation

Gilman, Mark W. and Broughton, Andrea, European Industrial Relations in 1999: Chronicle of Events. Industrial Relations Journal, Vol. 31, pp. 363-385, November 2000. Available at SSRN:

Mark W. Gilman (Contact Author)

University of Kent, Canterbury ( email )

Canterbury Business School
Canterbury, Kent CT2 7PE
United Kingdom

Andrea Broughton

European Industrial Relations Observatory

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