Social consensus and incomes policy

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Title: Social consensus and incomes policy
Authors: Durkan, Joe
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Date: 1992
Abstract: This paper argues that centralised bargaining as practiced in Ireland added to wage inflationary pressure as: the focus of centralised bargaining was the preservation of good industrial relations; the processs of wage negotiation was heavily politicised; and, the system evolved into a two-tier bargaining process. Centralised bargaining was not equivalent to an incomes policy framework. It is no surprise that the economy has failed to adjust to the series of internal and external shocks of the last two decades.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Economic and Social Research Institute
Journal: Economic and Social Review
Volume: 23
Issue: 3
Start page: 347
End page: 363
Copyright (published version): 1992 Economic and Social Research Institute
Subject LCSH: Consensus (Social sciences)
Ireland--Economic policy
Wage bargaining--Ireland
Wages--Government policy--Ireland
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Economics Research Collection

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