Less is more for unions in Central and Eastern Europe

December 15 2015
In majority of CEE countries, trade union membership declined sharply after the economic transition.

However, lower unionization levels do not necessarily imply the weakness of unions – claims Iga Magda in the new World Bank Job and Development blog entry. The EU accession of CEE countries strengthened unions’ wage bargaining power as the EU regulations require stronger dialogue with social partners. Involvement of unions in Open Method of Coordination as well as Directive on Information and Consultation of Employees relating to work councils contributed to more unions’ empowerment.

You can read more on World Bank’s website: https://blogs.worldbank.org/jobs/less-more-unions-central-and-eastern-europe

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