By Jürgen Hoffman,Marcus Kahmann,Jeremy Waddington

ISBN-10: 0415353785

ISBN-13: 9780415353786

Trade unions in Europe are presently dealing with a chain of demanding situations that stem from alterations to regulatory and creation regimes carried out through the country and employers, on the way to compete in an more and more internationalized economic climate. in line with those demanding situations, alternate union hobbies were dramatically restructuring; long-standing rules of association were jettisoned in an try and boost new buildings. vital to this means of structural model are the mergers of exchange unions.


This informative booklet specializes in the merger method in Britain and Germany and, uniquely, it studies the broader implications of those advancements - quite for North the USA. in addition to addressing the explanations for mergers, the publication additionally examines the method wherein mergers are concluded, investigates the implications, and analyses the prices and advantages of the post-merger service provider. Drawing on interviews carried out with senior policy-makers engaged in merger techniques, this ebook explores the level of inner union reform caused through the merger method, and likewise identifies the consequences of this reform for alternate unions world-wide. based in specific sections, this e-book covers subject such as:



  • what distinguishes the British and German systems? 

  • trade union structures 

  • pre-merger issues settling the phrases of the mergers 

  • post-merger developments.

This e-book varieties a part of the Routledge learn in Employment family series that includes works of excessive educational advantage drawn from a variety of educational reviews within the social sciences. it's a priceless source for postgraduate scholars learning company and administration, commercial worker family members, and exchange unions.

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