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Multinational companies and collective bargaining

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Disclaimer: This information is made available as a service to the public but has not been edited or approved by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions. The content is the responsibility of the authors. This study examines collective bargaining activity in multinational companies operating in Ireland as of February 2009. There is a higher level of collective bargaining coverage in multinationals than in the private sector overall. In recent years, however, there is increased evidence of so-called ‘double-breasting’ by multinationals in Ireland: older unionised sites ...
that employers may legally pay to employees or workers. Equivalently, it is the lowest wage at which workers may sell their labor. Although minimum wage laws are in effect in a great many jurisdictions, there are differences of opinion about the benefits and drawbacks of a minimum wage. Supporters of the minimum wage say that it increases the standard of living of workers and reduces poverty. 1 Opponents say that if it is high enough to be effective, it increases unemployment, particularly among workers with very low productivity due to inexperience or handicap, thereby harming lesser skilled workers to the benefit of better ...
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http://www.isdb.org/irj/go/km/docs/documents/IDBDevelopments/Internet/English/IDB/CM/Publications/Statistical_Monograph/Monograph-2009.pdf [full-text, 124 pages] Japan Institute for Labour Policy and Training (JILPT_) 2009 JILPT International Seminar on Working Time  [online 10 July 2009] "Working Time --In Search of New Research Territories Beyond Flexibility Debates-- January 21-23, 2009 http://www.jil.go.jp/english/events_and_information/09_0121_report.htm   The papers presented in the workshop are compiled as JILPT Report No.7. http://www.jil.go.jp/english/reports/documents/jilpt-reports/no.7.pdf [full-text, 101 pages] market research, surveys and trends
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Snapshot of the world's 100 largest TNCs, 2005–2008/9 (Billions of dollars, ... Distribution of mergers & acquisitions into largest emerging economies, 2000- 2009 (percent) ...... Multinational companies and collective bargaining. ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
TRENDS IN COLLECTIVE BARGAINING - IOE Survey _Trends in collective ...
companies and joint venture companies have no collective .... varying from 4.5 percent in Spain to as much as 48.0 percent in Italy. ... (and usually a particular union) and a company, in most cases MNEs (Multinational enterprises). .... Confederation of Labour merged into one group representing 200 million workers ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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Multinational companies and collective bargaining. Introduction. Employment profile of MNCs. Collective bargaining coverage among MNCs ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Labor Management Relations in North American Multinationals: Legal ...
The North American Agreement on Labor Cooperation calls for the Council of Labor Ministers to promote cooperative activities among the three countries on labor issues. Pursuant to this directive, the National Administrative Offices (NAOs) of the three countries have developed a Cooperative Activities Program under which they sponsor trilateral, tripartite events on a regular basis. These activities are coordinated by the three NAO Secretaries: Irasema Garza, United States, May Morpaw, Canada, and Rafael Aranda, Mexico. This conference on Labor-Management Relations in North American Multinationals: Legal, Cultural and Economic ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Rob Hickey - Strategic Contract Campaigns at Multinational ...
This paper examines first contract campaigns at five multinational corporations. The case studies include a cross-section of unions and a variety of industries. Several common patterns in the cases highlight important strategic considerations for unions. First, solid organizational structures and rank-and-file activism serve as a prerequisite for sustainable campaigns. Second, strategic considerations of external factors, such as the union's strength in the industry and leverage capacity contribute to successful campaigns. Third, the level of resistance varies widely across employers and strongly affects the campaign. ...
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Trade unions perform a number of functions in order to achieve the objectives. These functions can be broadly classified into three categories: (i) Militant functions, (ii) Fraternal functions Militant Functions One set of activities performed by trade unions leads to the betterment of the position of their members in relation to their employment. The aim of such activities is to ensure adequate wages, secure better conditions of work and employment, get better treatment from employers, etc. When the unions fail to accomplish these aims by the method of  collective bargaining and negotiations, they adopt an approach and put ...