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Employment Protection, Collective Bargaining, and Labour Market Adaptability. The Swedish Employment Security Councils in a Comparative Context
Author/s: Samuel Engblom 
Year:  2018 Issue: 160 Language: English 
Pages:  19 Pg. 887-905 FullText PDF:  263 KB
DOI:  10.3280/GDL2018-160009
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The article describes how employment protection legislation and collective bargaining can be used to improve labour market adaptability. A rather detailed account is given of how, in Sweden, rules on dismissals for economic reasons and sectoral collective bargaining have been used to create institutions, the employment security councils, which offer redundant workers assistance in the transition to new jobs, in exchange for increased employer influence over layoffs. The potential exportability of these institutions is analysed as well as the practical use of comparative law in policy making.
Keywords: Collective bargaining; Employment protection; Dismissals; Comparative law; Transition agreements; Job security councils; Sweden.

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Samuel Engblom, in "GIORNALE DI DIRITTO DEL LAVORO E DI RELAZIONI INDUSTRIALI " 160/2018, pp. 887-905, DOI:10.3280/GDL2018-160009


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