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National Labour Relations in Internationalized MarketsA Comparative Study of Institutions, Change and Performance$
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Franz Traxler, Sabine Blaschke, and Bernhard Kittel

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780198295549

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198295549.001.0001

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The Coverage of Collective Bargaining

The Coverage of Collective Bargaining

(p.194) 12 The Coverage of Collective Bargaining
National Labour Relations in Internationalized Markets

Franz Traxler

Sabine Blaschke

Bernhard Kittel

Oxford University Press

According to Traxler (1994), the coverage rate of collective agreements is the most important indicator in determining the degree of organization or disorganization of labour markets. As fewer employees are covered by such agreements, organized industrial relations become more irrelevant. Since the coverage rate represents the ratio of employees covered by a collective agreement to the total number of employees in a firm, multi-level bargaining has to be taken into consideration as double-counting may occur. The chapter investigates the impact of internationalization on coverage through a cross-sectional analysis of the long-term developments along a certain group of countries. The chapter also looks into the stages of an evolutionary erosion of coverage and how this affects the labour market.

Keywords:   collective agreement, labour market, employees, organization, disorganization, organized industrial relations, internationalization

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