Industrial restructuring

Steel Industry: the Most Successful Example of the Sectoral Social Dialogue in Poland?

By | Case-study, Poland, Social dialogue


The paper discusses the role of social dialogue in facilitating social peace during the process of industrial restructuring in the steel sector in  Poland in the late 1990s and 2000s. It is argued that the sectoral social dialogue proved to be a critical factor for the ultimate success of the restructuring, securing cooperation between the major actors of industrial relations within the branch and providing for welfare of employees exiting the sector due to organisational and technological change.

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