Trade Unions and Inequality: Taking Stock of Two Decades of Analyses and Reflections. a Seminar for Twenty Years of Transfer - European Review of Labour and Research
The session discusses a series of articles published in Transferat the end of the 1990s, which have been chosen to highlight key aspects in the relationship between trade union action and inequalities. The original authors present the papers’ main ideas and analyses as well as their relevance in the present debate about the challenges faced by trade unions and industrial relations as a form of regulation. For each paper, a discussant provides further comments on both the original contributions and the state of play of research in the relevant fields.
The session aims at identifying to what extent research is able to contextualise challenges and options for social actors and to what extent this has contributed to shaping trade union strategies and actions. Future avenues for research will be identified.