The United Kingdom was one of the first countries in Europe to demolish the structures for working people to bargain collectively across whole sectors. As workers’ power fell, the ensuing period has seen relative wage stagnation and a dramatic reduction in the share of income going to labour. More recently, there has been a renewed fervour to bring back sector bargaining.
UNI Europa’s Policy and Research Director, Stan De Spiegelaere, wrote a piece for UK-based Unions21, titled The why and how of multi-employer bargaining.
The hows and whys of multi employer bargaining by @Stan_ds
Stan explores the reality of MEB and looks beyond policy formation to think about how we ensure workers can be covered by a collective agreement.
— Unions 21 (@Unions21) August 18, 2023