Collective bargaining centralisation against all odds? The Italian telecommunications industry after market liberalization

Kornelakis, Andreas (2012) Collective bargaining centralisation against all odds? The Italian telecommunications industry after market liberalization. Working Paper. University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, USA.

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Abstract

The widespread trends towards markets liberalisation, decline in trade union power, and flexible work organization were expected to push collective bargaining institutions to converge to a decentralised bargaining structure. This crude version of the neoliberal convergence thesis, however, was not borne out. Instead, change in employment relations has been more nuanced than initially thought. This paper explores the conditions under which centralisation of bargaining is possible, even in a more competitive environment with pressures for greater flexibility. It draws on case study evidence from the Italian telecommunications industry, tracing back the process of liberalisation since the early 1990s. It is shown how the strategies and the coalitions between organised labour, business and the state explain in large part this path of institutional change.

Item Type: Reports and working papers (Working Paper)
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Business and Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences
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Depositing User: Janet Snow
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2013 14:56
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2013 14:57
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/43463

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