Arrowsmith, James, 1968- and Marginson, Paul (2009) Wage flexibility. [Report]Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://www.eurofound.europa.eu/docs/eiro/tn0803019...
Increased competition has created pressure for flexibility or variation concerning wages. This can involve the localisation of basic pay-setting, which may or may not be governed by multiemployer bargaining arrangements, and the development of new variable payments systems (VPS) linked to measures of performance. This study reviews both sets of developments, focusing on two economic sectors – manufacturing and banking. It finds only limited use of ‘downwards’ wage flexibility but evidence of an increasing decentralisation of wage-setting through supplementary bargaining and the introduction of VPS which, especially in banking, are often at the employer’s discretion. Both developments threaten to erode the traditional regulatory function of multi-employer bargaining in particular.
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School > Industrial Relations & Organisational Behaviour
Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School > Industrial Relations Research Unit
|Series Name:||ID: TN0803019S|
|Publisher:||European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions|
|Place of Publication:||Dublin|
|Date:||20 February 2009|
|Number of Pages:||45|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
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