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Union Responses To Young Workers Since The Great Recession In Ireland, The Netherlands And Sweden: Are Youth Structures Re-Orienting The Union Agenda?, Kurt Vandaele Jan 2013

Union Responses To Young Workers Since The Great Recession In Ireland, The Netherlands And Sweden: Are Youth Structures Re-Orienting The Union Agenda?, Kurt Vandaele

Kurt Vandaele

This article analyses how youth structures at the confederal level of trade unions are influencing the union agenda in the face of the growing problem of youth unemployment in Europe. Five youth structures from union confederations in Ireland, the Netherlands and Sweden have been studied. Although youth structures were already able to influence the union agenda in certain confederations before the crisis, the evidence demonstrates that youth issues have gained prominence today. A particular pattern discernible across countries is coalition-building between youth structures and student organizations for guiding the transition of the next generation of young workers from school to ...


Youth Representatives’ Opinions On Recruiting And Representing Young Workers: A Twofold Unsatisfied Demand?, Kurt Vandaele Jan 2012

Youth Representatives’ Opinions On Recruiting And Representing Young Workers: A Twofold Unsatisfied Demand?, Kurt Vandaele

Kurt Vandaele

Unionization levels are far lower among young workers than for the workforce in general. How can trade unions become more responsive to their particular interests and needs? Union confederations, even in countries with decentralized union structures, have the potential to take effective initiatives to facilitate and support new organizing strategies targeted at young workers, for example by spreading knowledge, practical skills and vision of relevance for improving the representation and recruitment of young workers. Yet the survey findings reported here show that youth representatives across Europe find their confederations’ responsiveness and commitment to organizing to be inadequate. Their dissatisfaction confirms ...


Do Unions And Worker Representation Bodies Make For More Or Less Inequality?, Aline Conchon, Stefan Clauwaert, Romek Jagodzinski, Isabelle Schömann, Michael Stoltt, Kurt Vandaele, Sigurt Vitols Jan 2012

Do Unions And Worker Representation Bodies Make For More Or Less Inequality?, Aline Conchon, Stefan Clauwaert, Romek Jagodzinski, Isabelle Schömann, Michael Stoltt, Kurt Vandaele, Sigurt Vitols

Kurt Vandaele

No abstract provided.


Mapping Unions In The ‘New Member States’ In Gardawski, J., Mrozowicki, A., Czarzasty, J., Country Report: Trade Unions In Poland. Report 123. Brussels, Etui, Pp.5-10., Kurt Vandaele Jan 2012

Mapping Unions In The ‘New Member States’ In Gardawski, J., Mrozowicki, A., Czarzasty, J., Country Report: Trade Unions In Poland. Report 123. Brussels, Etui, Pp.5-10., Kurt Vandaele

Kurt Vandaele

No abstract provided.


Geen Grenzen Aan De Groei: De Belgische Syndicalisatiegraad In De Jaren 2000, Kurt Vandaele, Jean Faniel Dec 2011

Geen Grenzen Aan De Groei: De Belgische Syndicalisatiegraad In De Jaren 2000, Kurt Vandaele, Jean Faniel

Kurt Vandaele

Aan het begin van de eenentwintigste eeuw daalt de syndicalisatiegraad in heel Europa. Héél Europa? Nee, een klein landje blijft (moedig) weerstand bieden aan deze trend. Het aantal vakbondsleden blijft toenemen in België. Dit geldt voor de drie representatieve vakbondsorganisaties. En, sterker nog, het ledental houdt minstens gelijke tred met de stijging van de ‘afhankelijke’ beroepsbevolking. De syndicalisatiegraad loopt dan ook verder op. Deze bijdrage analyseert de ledencijfers tussen 2001 en 2010 in detail.


'Mapping Unions In The 'New Member States'' In Myant, M., Trade Unions In The Czech Republic. Brussels, Etui, Pp.5-10., Kurt Vandaele Jan 2010

'Mapping Unions In The 'New Member States'' In Myant, M., Trade Unions In The Czech Republic. Brussels, Etui, Pp.5-10., Kurt Vandaele

Kurt Vandaele

No abstract provided.


Following The ‘Organising Model’ Of British Unions? Organising Non-Standard Workers In Germany And The Netherlands, Kurt Vandaele, Janine Leschke Jan 2010

Following The ‘Organising Model’ Of British Unions? Organising Non-Standard Workers In Germany And The Netherlands, Kurt Vandaele, Janine Leschke

Kurt Vandaele

Over the last three decades trade unions in almost all European countries have been losing members. In particular non-standard workers (part-time employed, temporary employed and own-account self-employed) are currently less likely than those on standard contracts to be organised in unions. The paper, which is based on a literature review, has a twofold purpose. A first objective is to provide a survey of the initiatives developed by trade unions in Germany, the Netherlands and the UK for organising non-standard workers. A second objective is to assess whether, and to what extent, the Dutch and German unions are influenced by British ...


'Mapping Unions In The 'New Member States'' In Baldachinno, G., Trade Unions In Malta. Brussels, Etui, Pp.5-10., Kurt Vandaele Jan 2009

'Mapping Unions In The 'New Member States'' In Baldachinno, G., Trade Unions In Malta. Brussels, Etui, Pp.5-10., Kurt Vandaele

Kurt Vandaele

No abstract provided.


The Ghent-System, Temporary Unemployment And The Belgian Trade Unions Since The Economic Downturn, Kurt Vandaele Jan 2009

The Ghent-System, Temporary Unemployment And The Belgian Trade Unions Since The Economic Downturn, Kurt Vandaele

Kurt Vandaele

No abstract provided.