Efforts to bring about Community- Level Collective Bargaining in the Coal and Steel Community and the E.E.C.

  • Roger Blanpain


On the European level, within the countries belonging to the European Economic Community (E.E.C.) and the European Coal and Steel Community (E.C.S.C.), extensive collective bargaining is widely considered to be urgently necessary in order to achieve harmonisation of working conditions as a tool for social progress; but there are also those for whom this is still a merely academic subject which does not offer any real prospects of success in the near future.


Trade Union Collective Bargaining Executive Committee European Level European Economic Community 
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© The International Institute for Labour Studies 1972

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