Are Works Councils and Joint Consultative Committees a threat to Trade Unions? A comparative analysis

Brewster, Chris and Wood, Geoffrey and Croucher, Richard and Brookes, Michael (2007) Are Works Councils and Joint Consultative Committees a threat to Trade Unions? A comparative analysis. Economic and Industrial Democracy, 28 (1). pp. 49-77. ISSN 1461-7099

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Abstract

This article assesses whether the operation of works councils or joint consultative committees (JCCs) is inimical to unionization in different business systems. An extensive transnational survey reveals that both works councils and JCCs are positively associated with a union presence; there is no evidence from this sample that either is used to any significant extent as a substitute for unions. The finding holds true irrespective of business system. Its implications for industrial relations actors are examined.

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Research Areas:Business School > Leadership, Work and Organisations
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