The Practice of Industrial Relations Law in the Service Area

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Kliemt, Gundolf (Institut für Selbsthilfe und Sozialforschung, Köln)
Publication Date
  • Institut fuer Selbsthilfe und Sozialforschung, Koeln (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Work and Industry
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Labour relations/conflict
  • Abstract

    The occupational situation of works council chairmen and their judgement on the work of works council members as well as their opportunities to have an effect. Topics: Relationship with superiors and colleagues; judgement on the prospects of promotion, company social services, payment, co-determination, job security and achievement-based pay in the company; judgement on personal advantages from the work of the works council; motives for works council work; function of being released from occupational activity; composition of the works council; perceived reasons for insufficiently taking advantage of the industrial relations law; relationship between works council and company management; labor court conflicts; participation of trade union representatives and management in company meetings; attitude to trade unions and to a complete works council; extent to which informed about the industrial relations law; information flow in the company; number of works council meetings; judgement on the realization of co-determination rights and ´freedom of speech´ in the company; interest of women in the works council work and difficulties in activating women; assumed agreements on the part of share owners; attitude to employee representation in the supervisory board; attitude to co-determination in rationalization measures; participation in training outside of work; length of affiliation with company and works council; change of job; position in the company; media usage; membership in clubs and in the trade union; party preference; religiousness. Scales: work satisfaction, atmosphere at work and co-determination. Demography: sex; marital status; religious denomination; school education; vocational training; further education; occupation; professional position; type of company; income; social origins; city size; state. Interviewer rating: willingness of respondent to cooperate and number of contact attempts; weekday of interview. Also encoded were: company size; proportion of men and employees in the total workforce; size and composition of the works council; sex of the works council chairman; average age of company employees; election participation at works council elections; legal form of the company.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1966-09
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
Works council chairman from companies with more than 100 employees in which there is a functioning works council.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Stratified random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 423
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0530 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Kliemt, Gundolf: Die Praxis des Betriebsverfassungsgesetzes im Dienstleistungsbereich. Tübingen: Mohr 1971.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 95 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22