EU sources -ETUI report concludes sectoral social partners join forces in lobbying not in bargaining -March 19, 2015

Researchers found widely diverging results, varying from dynamic bargaining in some sectors to the near absence of any social dialogue in others.

A recent report by the European Trade Union Institute has examined the European sectoral social dialogue, which has been characterised as more advanced than the intersectoral dialogue. The ETUI examined 730 joined texts from 43 sectors of the European economy. Researchers found widely diverging results, varying from dynamic bargaining in some sectors to the near absence of any social dialogue in others. The ETUI points out that there are far more joint lobbying texts to the European Institutions among the 730 joined texts than joint agreements on working conditions, training facilities or health and safety. Regarding the joint agreements, the researchers also note that member states have been reluctant to transpose the agreements, despite provisions in the EU Treaty to do so.

English: http://www.etui.org/Publications2/Working-Papers/The-European-sectoral ...  

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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