The institutions of collective bargaining and worker representation are eroding in many nations, not least in Germany and Britain. Using successive waves of the German IAB Establishment Panel and both cross-sectional and panel components of the British Workplace Employment Relations Survey for the period 1998–2004, we find industrial relations are in flux, with many workplaces switching into and out of collective bargaining and other agencies of worker representation, respectively, works councils in Germany and joint consultative committees in Britain.
John T. Addison, J.T.; Bryson, A.; Teixeira, P.; Pahnke, A.; Bellmann, L. (2013): The Extent of Collective Bargaining and Workplace Representation: Transitions between States and their Determinants. A Comparative Analysis of Germany and Great Britain, in: Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Volume 60, Issue 2, pages 182–209, May 2013, Online 04. März 2013, DOI: 10.1111/sjpe.12007.