5 Dual identity and/or ‘bread and butter’

Electronics industry workers in Slovakia 1995–2000

Monika Čambáliková

Introduction

This chapter characterises working life and industrial relations in two Slovak electronics plants based on a comparison of selected findings from the second (1995) and third (2000) phase of the international research project ‘The Quality of Working Life in the Electronics Industry’ (see note 1 in Kroupa and Mansfeldová in this volume for further details).

The principal source was a survey of workers' attitudes, using a standardised questionnaire, supplemented by data from other surveys and interviews with experts. In order to take into account the specific conditions of contemporary Slovakia, the findings are presented ...

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