Is migration from Central and Eastern Europe an opportunity for trade unions to demand higher wages? Evidence from the Romanian health sector
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|Title:||Is migration from Central and Eastern Europe an opportunity for trade unions to demand higher wages? Evidence from the Romanian health sector||Authors:||Stan, Sabin
|Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/7196||Date:||1-Jun-2016||Abstract:||Industrial relations scholars have argued that east-west labour migration may benefit trade unions in Central and Eastern Europe. By focusing on the distributional aspect of wage policies adopted by two competing Romanian trade unions in the healthcare sector, this article challenges the assumption of a virtuous link between migration, labour shortages and collective wage increases. We show that migration may also displace collective and egalitarian wage policies in favour of individual and marketized ones that put workers in competition with one another. Thus, the question is not so much whether migration leads to wage increases in sending countries, but whether trade unions' wage demands in response to outward migration consolidate collective solidarity and coordination in wage policy-making or support its individualization and commodification.||Type of material:||Journal Article||Publisher:||Sage Publications||Journal:||European Journal of Industrial Relations||Issue:||2||Start page:||167||End page:||183||Copyright (published version):||2015 the Authors||Keywords:||Collective bargaining; Romania; Healthcare; Migration; Trade unions; Wage distribution; Wage equality||DOI:||10.1177/0959680115610724||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Peer reviewed||metadata.dc.date.available:||2015-11-10T14:36:46Z|
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