Social dialogue under the shadow of the EU: the failure of Hollande’s social conferences

@article{Parsons2019SocialDU,
  title={Social dialogue under the shadow of the EU: the failure of Hollande’s social conferences},
  author={Nicholas R. Parsons},
  journal={French Politics},
  year={2019},
  volume={17},
  pages={135-158}
}
Annual tripartite social conferences were introduced in France in 2012, pre-empting EU ambitions to reinvigorate the social dialogue at EU and national levels. Despite some successes, they did not live up to their ambitions to elicit consensus and give trade unions a voice in policymaking due to: opposition to, and protest against, government policy from some unions; the avoidance of discussion on contentious legislation; and the constraints of the Country Specific Recommendations arising out… Expand
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