Industrial relations

Exploring the connections between EU- and national-level social dialogue

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13 July 2018
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13 July 2018
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Abstract

The study looks at the articulation and the complex multi-level links between European and national levels of social dialogue. It examines the factors that facilitate as well as those that hinder the successful engagement of national social partners and their ability to promote their own interests effectively. It highlights the need to overcome some gaps in coordination, resources and capacities, particularly in those countries with underdeveloped structures of bilateral social dialogue at sectoral level linking to European-level social dialogue. The findings show that what is needed is a longer-term perspective on the multi-level governance of employment within the EU, one that would foster institution-building within sectoral social dialogue. Based on case studies and interviews with trade unions and employer organisations, the study illustrates that well-functioning national social dialogue is a key driver of positive and effective cooperation between all levels. An executive summary is available - see Related content.

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Industrial Relations: Sectoral social dialogue case studies (wpef18061 - 16/08/2018)

  • Full report

    Number of Pages: 
    76
    Reference No: 
    EF18030
    ISBN: 
    978-92-897-1663-5
    Catalogue: 
    TJ-01-18-601-EN-N
    DOI: 
    10.2806/51432
    Catalogue info

    Exploring the connections between EU- and national-level social dialogue

    The study looks at the articulation and the complex multi-level links between European and national levels of social dialogue. It examines the factors that facilitate as well as those that hinder the successful engagement of national social partners and their ability to promote their own interests effectively.

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  • Executive summary

    Reference No: 
    EF180301
    Catalogue info

    Explorar as ligações entre o diálogo social a nível da UE e a nível nacional

    O estudo analisa as ligações complexas e a vários níveis entre os níveis europeu e nacional do diálogo social. Examina os fatores que promovem e prejudicam a participação bem-sucedida dos parceiros sociais nacionais e a sua capacidade para promover eficazmente os seus interesses. Evidencia a necessidade de colmatar algumas lacunas na coordenação, nos recursos e nas capacidades, em particular nos países com estruturas pouco desenvolvidas. Baseado em estudos de caso e entrevistas com sindicatos e organizações patronais, o estudo demonstra que um diálogo social nacional eficaz constitui um fator determinante para a cooperação entre todos os níveis.

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