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The Future of the French Trade Unions

Abstract : This article investigates the transformations of the French unionism and of the French system of industrial relations over the last years and their probable future. It shows: an evolution from a militant unionism to a professionalized trade unionist system; the decline of collective actions; the increase of negotiation, especially at plant level; the dependence of unionists on their employers for their funding, their resources and their careers. This evolution marks a shift towards a new system which is very different from a "unionist Latin model" depicted in traditional literature on French unionism.
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Dominique Andolfatto, Dominique Labbé. The Future of the French Trade Unions. Management-Revue, Nomos, 2012, 23 (4), pp.341-352. ⟨10.1688/1861-9908_mrev_2012_04_Andolfatto⟩. ⟨hal-00768567⟩



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