Bargaining for productivity: new project
WERU members Graham Symon, Bethania Antunes, and Laura Williams are starting a new research project on collective bargaining and productivity. The team will investigate the importance of constructive dialogue between employers and unions, analysing how co-operation and ‘bargaining’ between the two parties can deliver benefits in areas such as pay, workforce diversity, employee involvement and skills.
They will be the UK team in a larger European initiative coordinated by ADAPT in Modena, Italy, with partnership institutions in Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Poland and Spain. The international dimension will provide an opportunity for researchers to compare employment relations in different economies and to share best practice.
You can learn more about the project on the following link.