Accession Number : ADA298618

Title :   Group Representation in European Armed Forces.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan 78-Apr 79,

Corporate Author : HULL UNIV (UNITED KINGDOM)

Personal Author(s) : Harries-Jenkins, Gwyn

PDF Url : ADA298618

Report Date : JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 92

Abstract : The trends toward the establishment of systems of group representation within Western Armed Forces has raised three important questions. First, to what extent can the European experience be identified as a valid analogue for the military forces of those other countries in which such representation is at present illegal? Second, to what extent can the systems of group representation be equated with conventionally defined trade unions? Third, what is the effect of such systems of representation upon the combat effectiveness of armed forces? A review of the existing European situation indicates that, with the possible exception of Sweden, none of the established systems can be equated with unionization. The systems can at best be defined as forms of personal associations in which the primary interest of the body is to protect its member.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY PERSONNEL, *MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), *COMPENSATION, *LABOR UNIONS, EUROPE, COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS, SALARIES, SWEDEN.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE