Collective Bargaining and the Eurozone Crisis

Since the beginning of the Eurozone crisis in 2008, most attention has been focused on the recurring and persistent struggles against ‘austerity’. Austerity, in this sense, refers to the politics of cutting public spending – primarily in the areas of social programs like unemployment benefits, disability benefits, ‘public goods’ such as legal aid programs, public … More Collective Bargaining and the Eurozone Crisis

Austerity policies and trade unionism: A glance at Portugal ~ Global Labour Column

Austerity policies and trade unionism: A glance at Portugal ~ Global Labour Column. By Elisio Estanque and Hermes Augusto Costa Wage labour played and continues to play a central role in Western industrial societies, not just on the economic plane but above all as a vital support for social cohesion and the rule of law. … More Austerity policies and trade unionism: A glance at Portugal ~ Global Labour Column

Revealed: how the wealth gap holds back economic growth | Business | The Guardian

Revealed: how the wealth gap holds back economic growth | Business | The Guardian. The west’s leading economic thinktank on Tuesday dismissed the concept of trickle-down economics as it found that the UK economy would have been more than 20% bigger had the gap between rich and poor not widened since the 1980s. Publishing its … More Revealed: how the wealth gap holds back economic growth | Business | The Guardian