Public Lecture 31 March - Richard Hyman (LSE)

Collective Bargaining, European Integration and the Global Crisis: What Now for Trade Unions

Day Tuesday 31 March 2009
Time 12.00 – 13.00 hrs. (including discussion)
Chair Wiemer Salverda
Location AIAS, 3rd floor building M, Plantage Muidergracht 12
Enrol Please send us an email before Thursday 26 March 12.00 hrs to register
Presentation Click here for his presentation

Richard Hyman (LSE), founding editor of the European Journal of Industrial Relations and one of Europe’s greatest experts on trade unions and trade union history will present his ideas about the trade union responses to the current economic crisis. Will there be a European answer from the unions now governments seem to fail in agreeing a coordinated policy. Is this the moment for union pressure for more coordination in wage bargaining and pregress towards social Europe?


Richard Hyman teaches at the LSE and is founding editor of the European Journal of Industrial Relations. He has written extensively on the themes of industrial relations, collective bargaining, trade unionism, industrial conflict and labour market policy, and is author of a dozen books (including Strikes and Industrial Relations: A Marxist Introduction) as well as numerous journal articles and book chapters. He co-edited the 17-country text Changing Industrial Relations in Europe (Blackwell, 1998). His comparative study Understanding European Trade Unionism: Between Market, Class and Society (Sage, 2001) is widely cited by scholars working in this field.

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