New publication: Derogation clauses on wages in sectoral collective agreements in seven European countries

By Maarten Keune

This report presents a comparative analysis of seven EU countries concerning the decentralisation of wage bargaining from the (inter)sectoral level to the company level through the use of derogation clauses. Such clauses make it possible for companies to deviate from pay norms set under intersectoral or sectoral agreements when they suffer from temporary economic hardship. The report results from a research project financed by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions and coordinated by Prof. Maarten Keune.

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