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Welcome to the EMF By: Alicja Masievic, Policy Adviser. European Metalworkers’ Federation , EMF Fédération Européenne des Métallurgistes, FEM Europäischer Metallgewerkschaftsbund , EMB. European Industry Federation (EIF) Founded 1971 (Benelux, D, F, I)

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Welcome to the EMF

By: Alicja Masievic, Policy Adviser

European Metalworkers’ Federation, EMFFédération Européenne des Métallurgistes, FEMEuropäischer Metallgewerkschaftsbund, EMB

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European Industry Federation (EIF)

  • Founded 1971 (Benelux, D, F, I)
  • 73 member organisations in 34 countries: (EU 27 + Norway, Switzerland, Turkey, Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia, Kosovo and Bosnia&Herzegovina)
  • 6,2 million metalworkers
  • ETUC member
  • Co-operation with IMF
main goals
Main goals
  • Cooperation between affiliates – Developing Common Positions and Common Policies
  • Interest Representation vis-à-vis European Institutions
  • Counterweight vis-à-vis European employers’ organisations and multinational companies
features of union work at european level
Different trade union structures

Different Industrial Relations Systems (social dialogue)

Different Collective Bargaining Systems

Differing Degrees of Organisation

Financial Resources and Size of Staff

Different Languages

Features of Union Workat European Level
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UNION SYNDICAT

LO

GEWERKSCHAFT

DGB

LO

IGM

IG BCE

UNION SYNDICAT

UNION SYNDICAT

TCO

LO

LO

GEWERKSCHAFT

GEWERKSCHAFT

UNION SYNDICAT

LO

Verdi

GEWERKSCHAFT

SACO

UNION SYNDICAT

LO

UNION SYNDICAT

GEWERKSCHAFT

LO

GEWERKSCHAFT

UNION SYNDICAT

LO

GEWERKSCHAFT

UNION SYNDICAT

UNION SYNDICAT

LO

LO

GEWERKSCHAFT

GEWERKSCHAFT

UNION SYNDICAT

UNION SYNDICAT

LO

LO

GEWERKSCHAFT

GEWERKSCHAFT

CGT

TUC

CGT-FO

UNION SYNDICAT

UNION SYNDICAT

UNION SYNDICAT

LO

LO

LO

GEWERKSCHAFT

GEWERKSCHAFT

GEWERKSCHAFT

CFDT

CFTC

UNION SYNDICAT

LO

CGC

GEWERKSCHAFT

UNION SYNDICAT

UNION SYNDICAT

LO

LO

GEWERKSCHAFT

GEWERKSCHAFT

SUD

Trade unionstructure

status

sector

politics

religion

profession

features of union work at european level1
Different trade union structures

Different Industrial Relations Systems (social dialogue)

Different Collective Bargaining Systems

Differing Degrees of Organisation

Financial Resources and Size of Staff

Different Languages

Features of Union Workat European Level
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GEWERKSCHAFT

CTI

UNION SYNDICAT

National

Central

Industry

Industry

Industry

Branche

Branche

Branche

Company

Company

Company

Company

Company

Company

Enterprise

Enterprise

Enterprise

Enterprise

Enterprise

Enterprise

Basis of collective bargaining

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Multi

Central

Industry

Branche

Company

Entreprise

dominant wage level

features of union work at european level2
Different trade union structures

Different Industrial Relations Systems (social dialogue)

Different Collective Bargaining Systems

Differing Degrees of Organisation

Financial Resources and Size of Staff

Different Languages

Features of Union Workat European Level
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UNION SYNDICAT

CTI

GEWERKSCHAFT

Union density

> 55 %

45 - 55 %

35 - 45 %

15 - 35 %

< 15 %

main areas of work
Collective Bargaining

Industrial Policy

Company Policy

Social Dialogue

Main areas of work
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General Secretary

Deputy General Secretary

9 policy advisors

9 staff in:

Accountancy

Human resources

Translators

Administration

Guest secretary

Secretariat in Brussels

Staff members

emf structure
EMF Structure

Congress

Executive Committee

Steering Committee

Secretariat

Collective Bargaining

Policy Committee

Company Policy

Committee

Industrial Policy

Committee

Mechanical engineering

Non-ferrous (A)

Training and Education

Automobile

Foundries (A)

Eastern and South-East Europe

Aerospace

Equal Opportunities

Shipbuilding

White goods (A)

Youth Issues

ICT

Steel

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Collective Bargaining: Towards more Coordination

  • Single Market
  • Europeanization of the Economy
  • Economic Situation
  • Signal to Employers
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Collective Bargaining: Towards more Coordination

Coordination of National Collective Bargaining Policies

(Minimum Standards)

Regional Network of Observers

Information Exchange Network (Eucob@n)

coordination of national collective bargaining policies
Working Time Charter (1998)

Common Demand: 35 hours/week

Maximum 1750 Hours/year

Maximum 100 hours Paid Overtime

Flexibility must be negotiated

Coordination of national collective bargaining policies
coordination of national collective bargaining policies1
Wage coordination rule (1998)

prevent wage dumping and a downward spiral in undercutting working conditions

maintain Purchasing Power + balanced share of productivity gains

Productivity Increase can be used for Qualitative Aspects

Coordination of national collective bargaining policies
first emf common demand
The Individual Right to Training guaranteed by collective agreements (2005)

New important step in coordination strategy > ex ante instead of ex post coordination

Road maps for implementation

Important new signal to employers: continue to coordinate our collective bargaining

Flexible choice list for implementation > integrating national systems and conditions

Campaign running during 4 year period

First EMF Common Demand
industrial policy
Sub-sectors: exchange and co-operation

Consultations on industrial policy at EU level

EMF Activities:

Call for a pro-active Industrial Policy

(new EU approach: integration of horizontal and

sectoral approach)

Influence the framework conditions: innovation, R&D, Reach, trade policy

Sectoral initiatives: 25 sectors identified

High level group: Leadership, Star 21, Cars 21...

Industrial Policy
company policy
Company Policy focuses on all elements of workers’ interests in the company:

Involvement of workers (information/consultation/participation/negotiation)

Restructuring and reorganisation

Social issues and working conditions

Industrial and economic aspects

The actors of the EMF Company policy: the EMF, the national unions, EWCs, EWC coordinators, board members

Company Policy
company policy the european works councils
Information & consultation of workers is a high priority at European level:

Workers’ involvement is a common feature in European Countries

Transnational Social Dialogue

Internal Market

Internationalisation of economies and companies

Demand for more than 25 years

First experiences : 80’s (VW, Renault, SKF, ...) turning point 1994

Metal sector: 270 agreements, +60 % workforce covered, 70 ongoing negotiations

Cross industry: 750 agreements, 12000 to 16000 workers’ representatives involved

Company Policy:the European Works Councils
social dialogue
Exists in other sectors

Initiatives in pilot Sectors

Steel

Shipbuilding

Whole metal industry - CEEMET

Social Dialogue
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Contact

Alicja Masievic

amasievic@emf-fem.org

www.emf-fem.org