Putting the puzzle together: labour regulation in a shopping centre

Author/s Andrea Bellini, Alberto Gherardini
Publishing Year 2015 Issue 2015/139
Language Italian Pages 14 P. 29-42 File size 151 KB
DOI 10.3280/SL2015-139003
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This article addresses the issue of labour regulation in an Italian shopping centre. A substantial dualism between insiders (in larger stores) and outsiders (in small shops) emerged from a survey conducted among workers. The two "worlds" of work differ in terms of regulation mechanisms: the one is characterised by formal regulation, through company-level bargaining; the other by informal regulation, through individual negotiations between employers and employees. All workers, anyway, expressed dissatisfaction with Sunday work, though this has not led to a protest. The lack of collective action is a puzzling issue, also related to the role played by the unions.

Keywords: Industrial relations, trade unions, shopping centres, Sunday work, dualism

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Andrea Bellini, Alberto Gherardini, Ricomporre il puzzle: la regolazione del lavoro in un centro commerciale in "SOCIOLOGIA DEL LAVORO " 139/2015, pp 29-42, DOI: 10.3280/SL2015-139003