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Employment Institutions under Liberalization Pressures: Analysing the Effects of Regulatory Change on Collective Bargaining in Spain

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posted on 04.06.2018, 14:16 by Martí López‐Andreu
his article discusses the effects of regulatory change in employees’ working conditions and the dynamics of collective bargaining in Spain, a model affected by a drastic regulatory change, and draws a comparison with the UK, the more deregulated and single‐employer bargaining model in Europe. The comparison is carried out using EU‐SILC panel data to identify commonalities and differences in the patterns of change in salaries and working hours. Second, national data from Spain are used to analyse the impacts of reforms on the characteristics and outputs of collective bargaining. The findings show that regulatory changes provoked a drastic adjustment in wages in Spain, following patterns similar to the British model. However, the results lead us to highlight the need to enhance knowledge about the dynamics of bargaining processes as they crucially reveal that these trends are happening in mostly unchanged institutional characteristics.

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The primary research for this article was supported by the EuropeanCommission (Marie Curie Intra European Fellowship ‘Labour trajectories inUK and Spain. Analysis of capabilities in transitions using a mixed-methodapproach’, TRANSICAP, ref. FP7-328223), undertaken at the ManchesterBusiness School, 2013–2015.

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British Journal of Industrial Relations, 2018

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/Organisation/COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, ARTS AND HUMANITIES/School of Business

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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British Journal of Industrial Relations

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Wiley

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0007-1080

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2018

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