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Comparatively open: statutory information disclosure for consultation and bargaining in Germany, France and the UK

Gospel, Howard and Willman, Paul (2004) Comparatively open: statutory information disclosure for consultation and bargaining in Germany, France and the UK. CEPDP0615. Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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Abstract

Information provision is an important part of all mechanisms which give employees voice at work. This paper considers the law on information disclosure for joint consultation and collective bargaining in three countries, Germany, France, and the UK, chosen for their distinctive legal and institutional arrangements, within a common European Union context. It is argued that there is coherence between the law and institutions in Germany; in France, despite extensive legal support for information provision, the law and institutions complement one another less; in the UK, there are contradictory approaches and new dilemmas confronting the traditional system. Although European Directives harmonise statutory minima, there are few signs of common disclosure practice emerging across the three countries.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Official URL: http://cep.lse.ac.uk/
Additional Information: Copyright © CEP 2004. Articles available via LSE Research Articles Online are protected under intellectual property law, including copyright law. Any use made of the contents should comply with the relevant law. This paper is published under the following CEP Programmes: Future of the Unions
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Sets: Research centres and groups > Employment Relations and Organisational Behaviour Group
Collections > Economists Online
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Identification Number: CEPDP0615
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2005
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/382/

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