Industrial Relations in Europe 2012

Commission Staff Working Document

Broughton A (chief editor) |   | European Commission Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion | Apr 2013

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The economic and financial crisis that affected Europe for several years might very well have caused a profound and long-lasting upheaval in Industrial Relations institutions and practices.

While Industrial Relations in Europe 2010 noted that social dialogue had been a factor for resilience in overcoming the early effects of the crisis, this 2012 edition concludes that the impact of the sovereign debt challenge and the budgetary consolidation policies being pursued in a wide range of countries are producing more fundamental changes to industrial relations in Europe.