Where is the industrial relation’s meat in the German pork industry?

Whittall, M. ORCID: 0000-0001-6108-7021 and Trinczek, R., 2020. Where is the industrial relation’s meat in the German pork industry? Giornale di Diritto del Lavoro e di Relazioni Industriali (164), pp. 695-712. ISSN 1720-4321

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Abstract

The article addresses industrial relations and employment conditions within the German pork industry. We outline how the utilization of favorable labor market conditions has revolutionized the market position of German pork producers, helping to catapult Germany to the center of Europe’s pork value-chain. Moreover, we discuss how the emergence of Germany as a key player in this branch is contingent on precarious employment and a system of industrial relations underpinned by an aggressive unitarist employer agenda. Finally, the article considers developments that have attempted to reverse the precarious nature of employment in the meat industry as well as strengthen industrial relations procedures. Finally, although the article is not designed to make sweeping statements about wider developments within the German industrial relations system, the focus on one particular sector, the meat industry, we cannot exclude that developments presented here could serve as a warning for other sectors.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Giornale di Diritto del Lavoro e di Relazioni Industriali
Creators: Whittall, M. and Trinczek, R.
Publisher: Franco Angeli Edizioni
Date: 30 January 2020
Number: 164
ISSN: 1720-4321
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Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 06 Feb 2020 13:46
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2020 14:53
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/39183

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