It is now 10 years since we have started sending out our monthly Collective Bargaining newsletter. The newsletter presents up-to-date and easily accessible first-hand information on collective bargaining developments across Europe to practitioners, policy-makers and researchers. More recently, the ETUI has introduced another service called Reforms Watch which aims at keeping you informed on the recent news and alerts on labour markets and pension reforms as well as strikes. A teaser can be found in the new section of this newsletter below.
The Collective Bargaining newsletter became extremely popular over the years having now more than 3000 subscribers. It is compiled by a research team from the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) in cooperation with the ETUI and includes short summaries of bargaining developments with links to records that provide more detailed background information. In order to ensure that the information presented is as comprehensible as possible the AIAS research team uses a number of different sources including the thorough investigation of all relevant (inter)national press agencies on a weekly basis and the use of an extensive network of contacts within the European trade union movement and beyond.
The objective of the Collective Bargaining newsletter has been to facilitate the exchange of information between trade unions and to support the ETUC and its members in the field of collective bargaining. It deals with both the outcome and the process of negotiations. As far as negotiation outcomes are concerned the newsletter not only focuses on bread and butter issues such as wages and working time but it also covers developments in important policy areas such as minimum wages, youth and apprentices, women, precarious labour, low wages and end of career arrangements.
If you are not registered yet, you are welcome to send an email to Mariya Nikolova. You can also find all past articles in the online archives of the Collective Bargaining newsletter and the recent issues of the newsletter on the ETUI website.
Philippe Pochet, General director ETUI