Transfer stimulates dialogue between the European trade union movement and the academic and research community. It contributes research findings on issues of strategic relevance for trade unions, in particular with regard to developments at the European level. Transfer publishes original peer-reviewed research on issues such as new developments in industrial relations, social policy, and labour market developments.

Volume 20 Issue 4, November 2014

This ‘open issue’ of Transfer publishes five articles dealing with three major issues for European social dialogue and social policy. Two articles focus on collective bargaining processes in different fields (multinational firms and industry level) while two others deal with the perception of unions by different sets of social actors, one in a cross-country analysis while the other is country-based, in this case Croatia. The last article is also country-based, namely Spain, but its theme – the working conditions of domestic workers – is relevant for most European countries where the same characteristics of these workers are to be found.

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