Work, unions and co-determination 1979
SND-ID: snd0041-1. Version: 1.0. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5878/ersw-pm18
Sven-Åke Hörte - University of Gothenburg, Department of Sociology and Work Science
Horst Hart - University of Gothenburg, Department of Sociology and Work Science
University of Gothenburg - Department of Sociology and Work Science
In 1977 a new law called 'Act on Co-determination' came into force in Sweden. According to this law trade unions have the right to be informed about all circumstances that are, or could be, of importance for the members of the union. The unions have the right to express their opinions on almost every important question at 'the establishment'. This is allowed for in a special type of negotiation. An employer has after negotiations however the right to make a decision without bothering about the union's opinion. This law is supposed to regulate the unions rights to participate in the decision making process at the establishment. It is an important part of the complex system of formal norms that regulates the relations between trade unions and employers in Sweden. The research project 'Work, Unions and participation' studied how local actors - unions and employers - have adapted to this system of norms.
This study is composed of two survey studies, designed as a panel study. The population is restricted to following branches: manufacturing, trade, transports and communications, education, social
This study is composed of two survey studies, designed as a panel study. The population is restricted to following branches: manufacturing, trade, transports and communications, education, social welfare and public health. The sample size is about 500 establishments, which means 25% of the population. Two types of questionnaires were sent to respondents at these places of work. One was sent to the local leadership, which was usually answered by the local manager or an equivalent person, one questionnaire was sent to each of the trade unions which were active at the place of work. Show less..
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Time period(s) investigated
1979-09-01 – 1980-04-01
1981-01-01 – 1982-01-01
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Data format / data structure
- Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper
- Time period(s) for data collection: 1979-09 – 1980-04
- Source of the data: Population group
Geographic location: Sweden
Department of Sociology and Work Science
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Hörte, S.Å. (1981) Medbestämmande vid arbetsställen : MBL-survey 1979. Arbetsrapport 1981. Göteborg: Department of Sociology.
Hörte, S.Å. (1980) Kontakter mellan arbetsgivare och fackliga organisationer på det lokala planet : Förhandlings- och informationsverksamhet vid arbetsställen. Research report no 71. Göteborg: Department of Sociology. ISBN 91-7222-576-9.
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