IRRU Seminar - Daniela Comandè
'European integration through transnational labour agreements: quo vadis?'
This paper reflects on transnational trade union relations in order to investigate the significance of the new scenario that is opening up to trade unions in Europe. To study the emerging signs of the "living law" of European collective actors and to investigate the basic directions in which the social partners are moving through autonomous bargaining, the author takes into account the typologies of the trade unions negotiating and the emblematic content of a selection of transnational labour agreements. In this way, the paper aims to build an integrated model of industrial relations which connects the sectoral and the company level of bargaining, this being the only suitable coordinated antidote to global economic dynamics with which trade unions can respond.