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[Excerpt] This paper examines the development of and debates over the so-called social dimension of the single market project, with particular reference to the issues of employee information, consultation, and participation rights. The Social Charter, issued by the European Commission and agreed to in December 1989 by eleven of the twelve member states of the Council of Ministers, lists the expansion of such rights as one of its planks. In principle, therefore, most employers, governments, and unions are in agreement; the problem comes in implementation and regulation.


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Turner, L. (1993). Prospects for worker participation in management in the single market [Electronic version]. In L. Ulman, B. Eichengreen, and W. T. Dickens (Eds.), Labor and an integrated Europe (pp. 45-79). Washington, DC: The Brookings Institution.

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