Accommodating diversity for active participation in european elections

03 Nov

The state is an actor in the system as well, although its role varies from active to passive in different countries.

Moreover, the private sector is influenced by forces of international competition that do not directly touch public-sector labour relations.

Traditionally, labour relations systems have been categorized along national lines, but the validity of this is waning in the face of increasingly varied practices within countries and the rise of a more global economy driven by international competition.

Some countries have been characterized as having cooperative labour relations models (e.g., Belgium, Germany), whereas others are known as being conflictual (e.g., Bangladesh, Canada, United States).

Moreover, there is another constant: the economic dependence of an individual worker on an employer remains the underlying fact of their relationshipone that has serious potential consequences when it comes to safety and health.

The employer is seen as having a general duty to provide a safe and healthful workplace and to train and equip workers to do their jobs safely.