Cutting to the bone: Workers’ solidarity in the Danish-German slaughterhouse industry

Bjarke Refslund, Ines Wagner

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Resumé

The chapter scrutinised how German and Danish unions are navigating in the increasingly integrated slaughterhouse industry within a large Danish multi-national slaughterhouse company with operations in both Denmark and Germany. In particular, the German slaughterhouse industry is highly affected by increasing fragmentation of production and widespread use of low-paid workers often posted from Eastern Europe, which the Danish MNC utilises to lower their production costs. The Danish slaughterhouse workers’ union remain rather successful in safeguarding the workers’ wage and working conditions and preventing any labour market segmentation, while their German peers face much more precarious work. These differences are mainly explained by the vast differences in the unions’ power position in the two systems, with Danish unions being in a much stronger position in terms of membership, where unionisation remain social custom, with strong collective agreements and local representation compared with the German union.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelReconstructing solidarity : Labour Unions, Precarious Work, and the Politics of Institutional Change in Europe
RedaktørerVirginia Doellgast, Nathan Lillie , Valeria Pulignano
Antal sider29
Udgivelses stedOxford
ForlagOxford University Press
Publikationsdatojan. 2018
Kapitel3
ISBN (Trykt)9780198791843
StatusUdgivet - jan. 2018
BegivenhedBook conference: Re-constructuring solidarity: Labour unions, precarious work, and the politics of institutional change in Europe - Cornell University, Ithaca, USA
Varighed: 17 jun. 201617 jun. 2016

Workshop

WorkshopBook conference: Re-constructuring solidarity: Labour unions, precarious work, and the politics of institutional change in Europe
LokationCornell University
LandUSA
ByIthaca
Periode17/06/201617/06/2016

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Solidarity
Industry
Workers
Unionization
Labour market segmentation
Germany
Working conditions
Wages
Collective agreements
Production cost
Eastern Europe
Fragmentation
Peers
Denmark
Integrated
Multinational companies

Emneord

  • Globalisation
  • unions
  • precarious work
  • precariousness
  • Germany
  • Denmark
  • Political economy
  • Industrial Relations

Citer dette

Refslund, B., & Wagner, I. (2018). Cutting to the bone: Workers’ solidarity in the Danish-German slaughterhouse industry. I V. Doellgast, N. Lillie , & V. Pulignano (red.), Reconstructing solidarity: Labour Unions, Precarious Work, and the Politics of Institutional Change in Europe Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Refslund, Bjarke ; Wagner, Ines. / Cutting to the bone : Workers’ solidarity in the Danish-German slaughterhouse industry. Reconstructing solidarity: Labour Unions, Precarious Work, and the Politics of Institutional Change in Europe. red. / Virginia Doellgast ; Nathan Lillie ; Valeria Pulignano . Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018.
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Refslund, B & Wagner, I 2018, Cutting to the bone: Workers’ solidarity in the Danish-German slaughterhouse industry. i V Doellgast, N Lillie & V Pulignano (red), Reconstructing solidarity: Labour Unions, Precarious Work, and the Politics of Institutional Change in Europe. Oxford University Press, Oxford, Book conference: Re-constructuring solidarity: Labour unions, precarious work, and the politics of institutional change in Europe, Ithaca, USA, 17/06/2016.

Cutting to the bone : Workers’ solidarity in the Danish-German slaughterhouse industry. / Refslund, Bjarke; Wagner, Ines.

Reconstructing solidarity: Labour Unions, Precarious Work, and the Politics of Institutional Change in Europe. red. / Virginia Doellgast; Nathan Lillie ; Valeria Pulignano . Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018.

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