Employers, Trade Unions and Concession Bargaining in the Irish Recession
10 Mar 2014 12:00PM - 10 Mar 2014 2:01PM
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The issue of concession bargaining between employers and unions during the Great Recession has received little attention in the research literature. This seminar will see a presentation of a systematic analysis of the conduct of concession bargaining during the recession in Ireland in the context of three forms of concession bargaining identified in the international literature: integrative concession bargaining, distributive concession bargaining and ultra-concession bargaining – each with different but overlapping sets of institutional foundations and implications for employers and trade unions. Drawing on focus groups of managers and union officials and a representative survey of employers, the paper shows that distributive concession bargaining has been the predominant form in the Irish recession. This form of concession bargaining is likely to have few lasting direct effects on employer or union roles in collective bargaining but nevertheless appears likely to have significant indirect implications by threatening the silent marginalization of unions in workplaces
Paul Teague is a Professor of Management at the School of Management, The Queen’s University Belfast. He holds a PhD from the London School of Economics and has been a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Massachusetts. His current research programme includes: social partnership and economic performance, workplace conflict management and human resource strategies in the recession. He has worked with the Irish Government, EU, and the ILO developing policies and programmes in these areas. He has published a book on the dynamics of enterprise partnerships in Ireland, a book on the Irish system of dispute resolution and employment rights enforcement as well as a research monograph on conflict management systems at company level in Ireland. A book that examines systematically the HR strategies of companies based in Ireland in response to the recession has just been published by Routledge.
The Centre for Irish Business and Economic Performance, hosted by Queen’s University Management School, brings together interdisciplinary scholars researching business, economic and management performance on the island of Ireland. The aim is to contribute to contribute to growth by aiding the engagement of stakeholders in research-informed debate, the dissemination of research, and the provision of informed and independent data. Further information may be found at: http://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/QueensUniversityManagementSchool/Research/ResearchInstitutes/CentreforIrishBusinessandEconomicPerformance/
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QUMS Undergraduate Open Day
26 Mar 2014 5:30PM - 26 Mar 2014 9:01PM
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: Peter Froggatt Centre for main talks and exhibition, and parallel sessions. Tours also available.