Crossing sectoral boundaries

Employment relations in the facility management business

Alejandro Godino, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
Maarten Keune, University of Amsterdam
Oscar Molina, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
Nöelle Payton, University of Amsterdam

This paper examines the implications that the expansion of Facility Management business has on the coverage of collective bargaining and the transformation of employment relations. For this purpose, the paper investigates the regulatory framework and the social actors’ strategies in relation to the expansion of this business in six European countries that are representative of different models of industrial relations, but also illustrative of different development stages of the Facility Management business: France, Italy, Netherland, Poland, Spain and the United Kingdom.