Working Paper No. 59 - Social Dialogue Indicators: Trade Union Membership and Collective Bargaining Coverage, Statistical Concepts, Methods and Findings

This working paper discusses the main methodological considerations and some preliminary findings from social dialogue indicators, taking into account the variety of industrial relations systems. It documents the concepts and methods relating to the social dialogue indicators of trade union membership and collective bargaining coverage collected by the joint project during 2003 and 2004.