The ILERA Publication Series was established in 2014 on the general theme of comparative labour and employment relations. This first volume will be co-published end-2017 by ILERA, the International Labour Office and Edward Elgar Publishing. Books in this series will focus on comparative analysis of “labour and employment relations”. This term is to be interpreted broadly and comprises all aspects of work including labour policy, labour market analysis, labour relations and collective bargaining, human resource management, and work- and workplace – related topics.
This engaging and timely book provides an in-depth analysis of work and labour relations within global platform capitalism with a specific focus on digital platforms that organise labour processes, known as labour platforms. Well-respected contributors thoroughly examine both online and offline platforms, their distinct differences and the important roles they play for both large transnational companies and those with a smaller global reach.
Organizing matters demonstrates the interplay between two distinct logics of labour’s collective action: on the one hand, workers coming together, usually at their place of work, entrusting the union to represent their interests and, on the other, social bargaining in which the trade union constructs labour’s interests from the top down.
This timely book analyses the relationship between trade unions, immigration and migrant workers across eleven European countries in the period between 1990 and 2015.
Flexibility in workplace takes a variety of forms. This book focuses on numerical, functional and working time flexibility issues in workplaces with specific emphasis on the effects of such flexibility strategies on workers, the work environment and trade unions.
Essential reading for all those concerned with the history and practice of industrial relations, this landmark volume chronicles the evolution of the field to date. It focuses on the largely untold story of how the globalization of industrial relations took hold, and explores in depth the pivotal events, ideas and people behind it.