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The comparative research project investigates how employers, trade unions and public authorities are managing workforce change in a period of widespread restructuring. It aims to understand the particular challenges facing the social partners, what strategies they are putting in place to manage change and what contribution forms of employee consultation and involvement i.e. social dialogue can make in maintaining high quality public services. A key goal is to encourage the adaption of these systems of consultation and involvement to deal with new challenges.
The focus of the fieldwork is on responses to restructuring in six EU countries. The questions driving the project include:
EPSU was consulted sporadically concerning the research, but it may be worthwhile to check the information from your country if your union has not been consulted.
The reports can be downloaded here.