The End of Solidarity? The Decline of Egalitarian Wage Policies in Italy and Sweden

  title={The End of Solidarity? The Decline of Egalitarian Wage Policies in Italy and Sweden},
  author={Lucio Baccaro and Richard M. Locke},
  journal={European Journal of Industrial Relations},
  pages={283 - 308}
Through an analysis of industrial relations developments in Italy and Sweden - two countries especially committed to egalitarian wage policies - this article argues that wage egalitarianism as it was conceived in the 1960s and 1970s (compression of inter-occupational wage differentials) proved to be a strategic mistake for unions. It brought about fragmentation - involving multiple cleavages between blue- and white-collar workers, skilled and unskilled, male and female, and even private and… 
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