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The Effects of Flexible Working on Employee Representation: UK and Germany Compared

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The Effects of Flexible Working on Employee Representation: UK and Germany Compared. Is flexible working a threat to traditional union structures and practices? Workplace representation clearly plays an important role in ensuring that the benefits of flexibility for employees are realised in practice, since flexibility in and of itself does not automatically lead to work-life balance. This report presents findings from an empirical investigation into the impact of flexible labour deployment on workplace representatives in Britain and Germany and tries to answer following main question: What effects have flexible working practices had on employee representatives in their representative work? Richard Croucher, Nick Kratzer and Ingo Sing.

 

By Anglo-German Foundation, UK, Germany.

Employment Policy Resource.