Problem

Government bias in wage bargaining

Nature:
In times of economic difficulties, governments exert unusually strong influences on wage bargaining. The measures taken are of various kinds, ranging from non-binding guidelines to compulsory restrictions of limited scope - such as the suspension of cost-of-living allowances for those earning the highest salaries - to general wage freezes or a blanket obligation to secure prior approval of collective agreements by the public authorities. These biases tend to limit the freedom of employers and workers or their organizations to set wages by direct bargaining.
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Date of last update
01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET