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dc.contributor.authorRoyle, Tony*
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-12T11:32:37Z
dc.date.available2014-11-12T11:32:37Z
dc.date.issued2002
dc.identifier.citationRoyle, T. (2002) Just Vote No! Union-busting in the European Fast-food Industry: The Case of McDonald's. Industrial Relations Journal, Vol. 33, pp. 262-278.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/6593
dc.descriptionNoen_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines the problem of effectively regulating the labour relations practices of multinational corporations. It focuses on the activities of the McDonald's Corporation in a number of European countries. The findings suggest that public and private codes of conduct have a very limited effect and that determined and well-resourced corporations can not only undermine regional forms of regulation - such as that provided by the European Union - but also, and to a considerable extent, national-level regulation. This is particularly evident in the area of independent trade union representation. Although its aim of avoiding collective bargaining and union recognition wherever possible is only partially successful, McDonald's appears to have developed a number of highly effective strategies for limiting the presence of trade unions at restaurant level, particularly in avoiding or undermining statutory works councils and union representation rights.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttp://ssrn.com/abstract=320668en_US
dc.subjectMcDonald'sen_US
dc.subjectEuropeen_US
dc.subjectFast-food industryen_US
dc.subjectMultinational corporationsen_US
dc.subjectIndustrial relationsen_US
dc.subjectTrade unionsen_US
dc.titleJust Vote No! Union-busting in the European Fast-food Industry: The Case of McDonald'sen_US
dc.status.refereedYesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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