06.02.2019 Publication

European Social Dialogue - Working Programme 2019-2021

Cover Working Programme 2019-2021
The sixth autonomous work programme of the European social partners supports the objectives of the 2016 quadri-partite statement on “A New Start for Social Dialogue1” to strengthen social dialogue at European and national levels; to foster the role and influence of national social partners in the European semester; and to step up capacity building support to national social partners, notably through the European Social Fund. The 2019-2021 Work-Programme addresses the six following priorities:
17.12.2018 Publication

Boosting unions’ participation to guarantee quality transitions and employment to young people in Europe

Cover of the report "Boosting unions’ participation to guarantee quality transitions and employment to young people in Europe"
This report of the ETUC and its Youth Committee contributes to the following aims: Need for a pool of systematic knowledge on what is happening at European and national levels in implementation of EU youth employment policies, with a focus on trade union involvement; provision of comparable cross-national information on existing practices of trade union involvement in EU youth employment policies; creation of a practical toolbox (recommendations) on trade union involvement in youth employment policies.
30.11.2018 Publication

Building on experience-A win-win approach to transnational industrial relations in multinational companies

Building on experience-A win-win approach to transnational industrial relations in multinational companies
In recent years, Transnational Company Agreements (TCA) have become an increasing practice in multinational companies (MNCs). This is the result of the internationalisation of industrial relations in which European and International trade unions on the one hand, and some MNCs, on the other hand, have found a common ground for action. Over the last decade, TCAs drew the attention of EU Institutions and ILO too.
12.11.2018 Publication

Standardisation

Standardisation_ETUC
Standards are present everywhere in our daily life. Initially associated with product safety and interoperability, their reach has extended to affect a wide range of issues such as occupational health and safety, competences and training, service provision and privacy at work. Many of these areas are right at the centre of trade union work.