Agreement reached on the social dialogue work programme
Social partners agree to six priority areas.
At the heart of trade union work, social dialogue, through collective bargaining, dispute resolution, and trade union involvement in decision-making processes, is essential for the protection of workers throughout Member States. While the social dialogue systems vary in different countries, there is a process at the European level enshrined in the treaties. To summarise, the Commission must consult the social partners before putting forward any legislative proposals in the social policy field, while social partners may put forward agreements to the Commission for adoption by the Council.
As a recognised EU social partner, Eurocadres is an active participant in the field of social dialogue, and has been involved in the agreement of the 2022 – 2024 work programme, the seventh work programme of the European social partners. Within this work programme, the social partners have committed are aiming to improve the performance of labour markets and social systems by organising two meetings on different topics every year, with the priority topics being:
- Telework and right to disconnect
- Green Transition
- Youth employment
- Work related privacy and surveillance
- Improving skills matching in Europe
- Capacity building
These priority areas are all accompanied by instruments to ensure discussions lead to positive actions, and are crucial to the future world of work for Europe’s professionals and manager. Eurocadres have long-stated positions on many of these topic areas, with experience in engaging with relevant national and European stakeholders to secure meaningful change.
– “Social dialogue has always played a critical role in improving the lives of workers, and will continue to do so. As a recognised social partner, we have a terrific opportunity to develop an equitable working world” – Nayla Glaise, Eurocades President
With the social dialogue work programme now agreed, Eurocadres’ will engage with members to see how our input can produce tangible results. “Members are the lifeblood of trade unions, and with social dialogue this is no different. The work programme covers many crucial areas to Europe’s professionals and managers, and with input from our members, Eurocadres will look to secure as many benefits for them as possible. Social dialogue has always played a critical role in improving the lives of workers, and will continue to do so. As a recognised social partner, we have a terrific opportunity to develop an equitable working world”, remarked Eurocadres President Nayla Glaise on the finalisation of the programme.