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Interpreting strike activity in western Europe in the past 20 years: the labour repertoire under pressure
Transfer (2016)
  • Kurt Vandaele
Abstract
This article provides a comparative overview of developments in strike activity in western Europe since the mid-1990s. It uses various indicators to analyse discernible trends over time in levels and patterns of strike activity across sectors and countries. The article argues that strikes are generally blending into a broader palette of workers’ repertoire of collective action. This possible blending applies in particular to a context in which the institutional logic of collective bargaining is underdeveloped or has been undermined.
Keywords
  • Strikes; industrial action; collective bargaining; right to strike
Publication Date
Summer August 12, 2016
DOI
10.1177/1024258916658804
Citation Information
Kurt Vandaele. "Interpreting strike activity in western Europe in the past 20 years: the labour repertoire under pressure" Transfer Vol. 22 Iss. 3 (2016) p. 277 - 294 ISSN: 10242589
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kurt_vandaele/127/