The role of social partners and other civil society organisations in the context of new forms of work

At this time of major digital, environmental and demographic change, which is in turn bringing about far-reaching changes for workers, employers and their relations as social partners, the EESC believes that the need to acknowledge the role that social dialogue and collective bargaining play at all levels is now greater than ever, as is the need to strengthen that role. In the EESC's view, it is not yet possible to predict the full range of opportunities and challenges that the digital economy will bring. The role of social and civic dialogue is not to oppose these transitions, but rather to steer them in the best way possible for reaping the full range of benefits they can bring for growth, the promotion of innovation and skills, good jobs and the sustainable, solidarity-based financing of social protection.

EESC (European Economic and Social Committee) (2017), The role of social partners and other civil society organisations in the context of new forms of work, SOC/561 Opinion of the EESC as requested by the Estonian Presidency, Brussels.

Metadata

  • Policy document
  • EU28
  • Yes
  • no specific sector focus
  • representation, industrial relations, social dialogue
  • English
  • EESC (European Economic and Social Committee) (Government)
  • 2017
  • Open access
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