The Resource The right to strike : a comparative view, edited by Bernd Waas

The right to strike : a comparative view, edited by Bernd Waas

The right to strike : a comparative view
The right to strike
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a comparative view
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edited by Bernd Waas
The right of workers to 'strike' - to refuse to work pending the outcome of employer-employee negotiations concerning specified demands - is legally recognized virtually worldwide. Yet national laws on strike action vary enormously, both in terms of the extent of state regulation and of specific procedural rules. The importance of strike law becomes obvious when taking the enormous economic and financial consequences of strikes into account. Considering how many people and businesses are affected by strike actions - particularly with the globalization of industry - the value of a comparative assessment of the right to strike becomes very clear. This book brings together 31 country chapters, each written by national experts on strike law. An introductory general chapter sheds light on similarities and outlines differences in the laws of the countries concerned. The present volume is an outcome of the proceedings of the World Congress of the International Society for Labour and Social Security Law which took place in Santiago, Chile, in September 2012. The country reports submitted at that time have been modified and updated, and more country reports have been added. Each chapter covers the following specific topics: legal definitions; the legal basis of the right to strike; the right to call a strike; the right to participate in a strike; lawful strikes according to their purpose; procedural requirements; peace obligations; other limitations to strikes; the public sector and 'essential services'; specific emanations of strikes and other forms of industrial action; legal consequences of lawful strikes; legal consequences of unlawful strikes; dispute resolution; support of strikers; parity of parties and neutrality of the state; and strikes in practice. Because the strike law issues lawmakers, judges, and legal practitioners must address are similar no matter what the jurisdiction, it makes sense to look beyond borders to learn what solutions are being implemented in other countries
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.R54 2014
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non fiction
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Studies in employment and social policy
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volume 45
The right to strike : a comparative view, edited by Bernd Waas
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 603-616) and index
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Introduction / Bernd Waas -- 1. The right to strike : a comparative view / Bernd Waas -- 2. The right to strike : Argentina / Carlos Mariano Núñez -- 3. The right to strike : Australia / Marilyn J. Pittard and Richard Naughton -- 4. The right to strike : Austria / Florian Burger -- 5. The right to strike : Chile / Emilio Morgado-Valenzuela -- 6. The right to strike : Colombia / Charles Chapman López and Mirna Wilches Navarro -- 7. The right to strike : Czech Republic / Petr Hůrka -- 8. The right to strike : Ecuador / Flor Espinoza Haucón -- 9. The right to strike : Finland / Johannes Lamminen -- 10. The right to strike : France / Francis Kessler -- 11. The right to strike : Germany / Bernd Waas -- 12. The right to strike : Greece / Effrosyni Bakirtzi -- 13. The right to strike : Hungary / Edit Kajrár and Attila Kun -- 14. The right to strike : Ireland / Anthony Kerr -- 15. The right to strike : Israel / Hadara Bar-Mor and Michal Horovitz -- 16. The right to strike : Italy / Paolo Pascucci -- 17. The right to strike : Japan / Yumiko Kuwamura -- 18. The right to strike : Lithuania / Daiva Patrylaité -- 19. The right to strike : Malaysia / Sharifah Suhanah Binti Syed Ahmad -- 20. The right to strike : Mexico / Alejandro Sánchez Sánchez -- 21. The right to strike : The Netherlands / Mijka Houwerzijl and Willemijn Roozendaal -- 22. The right to strike : Poland / Piotr Grzebyk -- 23. The right to strike : Russian Federation / Nikita Lyutov -- 24. The right to strike : Slovenia / Polonca Končar -- 25. The right to strike : South Africa / Darcy du Toit -- 26. The right to strike : South Korea / Kwang-Taek Lee -- 27. The right to strike : Spain / Magdalena Nogueira Guastavino -- 28. The right to strike : Sweden / Jonas Malmberg and Caroline Johansson -- 29. The right to strike : Turkey / Tankut Centel -- 30. The right to strike : United Kingdom / Jeremias Prassl -- 31. The right to strike : United States of America / Charles B. Carver -- 32. The right to strike : Uruguay / Hugo Fernández Brignoni
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xlviii, 621 pages
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