Trade unions and Workplace Training in France

Social Partners and VET

Françoise Le Deist, Jonathan Winterton

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Abstract

Trade unions have relatively little infl uence over workplace training in France in comparison with the other countries included in this collection, yet they exert considerable formal infl uence on training policy through social dialogue processes at national and sector levels. After outlining the key characteristics of French Industrial Relations (IR) and the evolution of the system of vocational education and training (VET) in France, this chapter focuses on the 2003 national negotiations which resulted in an agreement that marks a watershed in social dialogue over training. To investigate the signifi cance of this agreement and its eff ect on workplace practice, the key offi cials responsible for training in the social partner organisations, most of whom were directly involved in the national negotiations, were interviewed during the fi rst quarter of 2007. Eight people were interviewed from the fi ve main trade union confederations, the major employers’ confederation, and the National Commission for Vocational Certifi cation. Each semi-structured interview lasted between ninety minutes and four hours and was followed by further email and telephone contacts over the following year with these and other offi cials, as well as informal contacts in the course of public meetings.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTrade Unions and Workplace Training
Subtitle of host publicationIssues and International Perspectives
EditorsRichard Cooney, Mark Stuart
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter5
Pages77-100
Number of pages24
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)0415443342, 9780203117842
ISBN (Print)9780203117842, 9780415443340, 0415443342, 9781138107601, 1138107603
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 May 2013
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameRoutledge Research in Employment Relations
PublisherRoutledge

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Vocational education and training
France
Trade unions
Social partners
Workplace training
Social dialogue
Telephone
Industrial relations
Structured interview
Work place
Electronic mail
Watershed
Employers

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Le Deist, F., & Winterton, J. (2013). Trade unions and Workplace Training in France: Social Partners and VET. In R. Cooney, & M. Stuart (Eds.), Trade Unions and Workplace Training: Issues and International Perspectives (1st ed., pp. 77-100). (Routledge Research in Employment Relations). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203117842
Le Deist, Françoise ; Winterton, Jonathan. / Trade unions and Workplace Training in France : Social Partners and VET. Trade Unions and Workplace Training: Issues and International Perspectives. editor / Richard Cooney ; Mark Stuart. 1st. ed. Routledge, 2013. pp. 77-100 (Routledge Research in Employment Relations).
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Le Deist, F & Winterton, J 2013, Trade unions and Workplace Training in France: Social Partners and VET. in R Cooney & M Stuart (eds), Trade Unions and Workplace Training: Issues and International Perspectives. 1st edn, Routledge Research in Employment Relations, Routledge, pp. 77-100. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203117842

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Trade Unions and Workplace Training: Issues and International Perspectives. ed. / Richard Cooney; Mark Stuart. 1st. ed. Routledge, 2013. p. 77-100 (Routledge Research in Employment Relations).

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Le Deist F, Winterton J. Trade unions and Workplace Training in France: Social Partners and VET. In Cooney R, Stuart M, editors, Trade Unions and Workplace Training: Issues and International Perspectives. 1st ed. Routledge. 2013. p. 77-100. (Routledge Research in Employment Relations). https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203117842