The Hans Boeckler Foundation has the only significant archive in Germany containing company agreements negotiated between central management and workforce representatives. It contains a wide selection of material which can both provide an indication of policy shaping trends and also information on industrial relations in German companies.
The Foundation regularly examines company agreements in selected sectors. Key questions of the analysis are: How are the key points in a specific company sector regulated? In which way have procedures and instruments of co-determination changed? What impulses do the agreements provide for everyday practice? Are there unresolved problems? Original quotes convey a hands-on impression of the regulations and provide ideas for one's own procedures and formulations.
In addition to these studies numerous text extracts from the agreements are available on CD-ROM and on the website of the Hans Boeckler Foundation.
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