Work, unions and co-determination 1979-1981

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Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Sven-Åke Hörte - University of Gothenburg, Department of Sociology and Work Science

Horst Hart - University of Gothenburg, Department of Sociology and Work Science

Description:

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

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Subject area:

labour relations/conflict, working conditions (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences, Sociology (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

Responsible department/unit:

University of Gothenburg, Department of Sociology and Work Science

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Sven-Åke Hörte - University of Gothenburg, Department of Sociology and Work Science

Horst Hart - University of Gothenburg, Department of Sociology and Work Science

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SND-ID: SND 0041

Description:

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

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Language:

Swedish

Time period(s) investigated:

1979-09-01 — 1980-04-01

1981-01-01 — 1982-01-01

Geographic spread:

Geographic location: Sweden

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Subject area:

labour relations/conflict, working conditions (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences, Sociology (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

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Hörte, S.Å. (1983) Medbestämmande : En analys av kontaktmönster mellan parter vid arbetsställen. Monograph no 28. Göteborg: Department of Sociology. ISBN 91-7222-576-9.
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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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Hörte, S.Å. (1981) Medbestämmande vid arbetsställen : MBL-survey 1979. Arbetsrapport 1981. Göteborg: Department of Sociology.
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Dataset 1

Work, unions and co-determination 1979 - Trade union

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Sven-Åke Hörte - University of Gothenburg, Department of Sociology and Work Science

Horst Hart - University of Gothenburg, Department of Sociology and Work Science

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper

Time period(s) for data collection: 1979-09 — 1980-04

Source of the data: Population group

Variables:

500

Number of individuals/objects:

1500

Dataset 2

Work, unions and co-determination 1979 - Establishment

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Sven-Åke Hörte - University of Gothenburg, Department of Sociology and Work Science

Horst Hart - University of Gothenburg, Department of Sociology and Work Science

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper

Time period(s) for data collection: 1979-09 — 1980-04

Dataset 3

Work, unions and co-determination 1981 - Trade union

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Sven-Åke Hörte - University of Gothenburg, Department of Sociology and Work Science

Horst Hart - University of Gothenburg, Department of Sociology and Work Science

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper

Time period(s) for data collection: 1981

Variables:

500

Number of individuals/objects:

1000

Dataset 4

Work, unions and co-determination 1981 - Establishment

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Sven-Åke Hörte - University of Gothenburg, Department of Sociology and Work Science

Horst Hart - University of Gothenburg, Department of Sociology and Work Science

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper

Time period(s) for data collection: 1981

Published: 1984-01-01
Last updated: 2020-02-13