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Medarbetaravtal, personalkostnader och produktivitet

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Arbetsmarknad, Charlotta Stern, Kollektivavtal, Martin Björklund, Medarbetaravtal
Medarbetaravtal, personalkostnader och produktivitet
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Sammanfattning:
Medarbetaravtal är en ovanlig kollektivavtalsform där särskilda krav ställs på samarbete mellan tjänstemannafacken och arbetarfacken eftersom avtalet tecknas gemensamt. Det saknas idag kunskap om effekterna av kollektivavtal generellt och medarbetaravtal i synnerhet. Parterna inom pappers- och massaindustrin tecknade 1996 medarbetaravtal vilket möjliggör en jämförelse på branschnivå. Med hjälp av syntetiska kontrollgrupper undersöker vi hur arbetskraftskostnad och produktivitet påverkas av den unika kollektivavtalslösningen. I rapporten kommer vi fram till att det i dagsläget är svårt att visa på några tydliga effekter vilket inte är helt förvånande med tanke på hur medarbetaravtalen som finns är utformade. Mer kunskap kring de ekonomiska effekterna av olika typer av kollektivavtal är en förutsättning för informerad diskussion kring framtidens kollektivavtal. Det krävs ytterligare studier i de fall ett mer renodlat medarbetaravtal skulle tecknas i framtiden.

Björklund, M. & Stern, C. (2020). Medarbetaravtal, personalkostnader och produktivitet: En fallstudie av avtalets effekter på utvecklingen inom massa- och pappersindustrin. (Arbetsmarknadsprogrammet, rapport nr. 17) Stockholm: Ratio.


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