Training programmes for European works councillors in Germany, in Ireland and at EU level: Transnational trade union action through education?

Title: Training programmes for European works councillors in Germany, in Ireland and at EU level: Transnational trade union action through education?
Authors: Föhrer, Bianca
Erne, Roland
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/10043
Date: 1-Feb-2017
Online since: 2019-04-18T10:35:26Z
Abstract: In this article, we compare trade union training for European Works Council members in Ireland, in Germany and at EU level. The programmes have only limited success in fostering transnational union action. We conclude that the limited transformative impact of unions’ training programmes is not for the most part due to lack of resources. Rather, their narrow pedagogical focus on technical knowledge and skills crowds out the development of knowledge about social mobilization and the construction of attitudes of solidarity between unions.
Funding Details: Irish Research Council
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Sage
Journal: European Journal of Industrial Relations
Volume: 23
Issue: 3
Start page: 243
End page: 259
Copyright (published version): 2017 the Authors
Keywords: Cross-border collaborationEWCGermanyIrelandRevitalizationSolidarityTrade union educationTransnational collective action
DOI: 10.1177/0959680117694285
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Business Research Collection

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