Employee Representatives in France: Employers’ Perceptions and Expectations Towards Improved Industrial Relations

TitleEmployee Representatives in France: Employers’ Perceptions and Expectations Towards Improved Industrial Relations
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsColson, Aurélien, Elgoibar, Patricia, and Marchi, Francesco
EditorEuwema, Martin, Munduate, Lourdes, Elgoibar, Patricia, Pender, Erica, and García, Ana Belén
Book TitlePromoting Social Dialogue in European Organizations
Pagination67 - 78
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
CityNew York
Keywordsconflict, dialogue, France, industrial relations, negotiation, trade unions, trust
Abstract

The first part of the chapter provides an overview of historical, legal, political, and cultural factors which have shaped the system of industrial relations in France to this day. Drawing on the quantitative results of an on-line survey and on the qualitative analysis of a series of interviews with a sample of HR managers in France, part 2 and 3 analyze how employers perceive employee representatives when it comes to social dialogue: eight factors impacting the quality of industrial relations are summarized. Building on this, part 4 introduces eight suggestions to improve the quality of social dialogue in France.

URLhttp://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-08605-7_5