The European Social Charter: Employment, Unions and Strikes

  • Vivien J. Shrubsall
Part of the Southampton Studies in International Policy book series (SSIP)


The European Social Charter was signed in Turin in 1961 and took effect in 1965. The Charter guarantees certain social and economic rights (including basic employment rights) and complements the European Convention on Human Rights which protects civil and political rights. The Charter sets out in Part I a declaration of aims towards which contracting parties should strive and those aims are particularised in Part II. The Charter is binding on 14 of the Council of Europe’s 21 nations and the United Kingdom accepted all but ten of the 72 specific obligations in Part II of the Charter.


Trade Union National Security Union Membership Employment Protection Contracting Parti 
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© Ralph Beddard and Dilys M. Hill 1992

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