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BARCOM: With innovative tools for bargaining support in the commerce sector

BARCOM: With innovative tools for bargaining support in the commerce sector

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2016 - 2018

The objective of BARCOM is to improve expertise in industrial relations in the commerce sector by an innovative approach to analyse the content of collective agreements.

Project number:
VS/2016/0106

Supported by the European Commission, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion

Collective bargaining is an important instrument in wage-setting processes, but lacks underpinning with empirical data. Little is known about what exactly is agreed upon in collective bargaining. Few countries maintain databases with coded collective agreements; anad agreements are coded for different topics and levels of detail. Attempts to discuss bargaining results at EU level are hampered by the lack of systematic data-collection of agreements. Social partners perceive an increasing need for cross-country comparisons, i.e., because of growing importance of foreign direct investment in EU member states. Therefore, EU-level social partners in commerce, UNI Europa and EuroCommerce, have expressed their interest in a study of content of collective agreements negotiated by their members at national level.

Feb. 28, 2018

BARCOM final Conference, Brussel- February 2018

Project partners:

AIAS, Amsterdam
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CELSI, Bratislava
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EUBA, Bratislava
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EuroCommerce
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UNI Europa
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WageIndicator Foundation, Amsterdam
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