Understanding Art. 138 & 139 Council Social Partners Commission Consultation No negotiation or failure Negotiation Opinions Legislative process Extension procedure Agreement implemented by a Decision Autonomous Agreement – to be implemented by social partners NATIONAL PROCEDURES & PRACTICES LEGISLATION
European social partners General cross-industry organisation & Cross-industry organisations representing certain categories of workers or undertakings ETUC, UNICE, CEEP, UEAPME, CEC, Eurocadres European Capacity to act in a voluntary way Being composed by national organisations recognised as social partners Adequate structures Specific organisations Eurochambres Sectoral organisations representing employers EUROCOMMERCE, AEA, POSTEUROP, COPA, HOTREC, FBE, ... & European trade union organisations UNI-Europa, EPSU, EFFAT, EMF...
33 Sectoral social dialogue committees Acier Secteur hospitalier Football Gas Live perform. Temporary work Chemical Insurance Telecom. Woodworking Inland navig. Sea transp. Textile/clothing Tanning/leather Industrial clean. Road transp. Sugar Horeca Railways Shipbuilding Commerce Private Security Furniture Civil aviation Postal serv. Mines Footwear Banking Personal serv. Sea fishing Electricity Audiovisual Local government Agriculture Construction
Social dialogue committee - Process 1. Representativeness and capacity 2. Joint request Social Partners 3. Representativeness Test (membership, mandate, structures) Commission
SDC – How it works The social partners"Autonomy and responsibility" Decide on the rules of procedure of their dialogue (Objectives, Preparation, Presidency…) Decide on the level and rhythm of their dialogue (Number and type of meetings) Decide on the content of their dialogue (Agenda of the meetings) Decide on the outcome of their dialogue Social dialogue table Com
Framework agreement on parental leave, 1995 Framework agreement on part-time work, 1997 European agreement on the organisation of working time of seafarers, 1998 Framework agreement on fixed-term work, 1999 European agreement on the organisation of working time of mobile workers in civil aviation, 2000 Agreement on certain aspects of the working conditions of mobile workers assigned to interoperable cross-border services, 2005 6 Framework agreements Agreements establishing standards Article 139.2 of the Treaty What outcomes can be expected of the social dialogue? Framework agreement on telework, 2002 Agreement on the European licence for drivers carrying out a cross-border interoperability service, 2004 Agreement on Stress at work, 2004 Agreement on use of Crystalline Silica (15) 2006 4 Autonomous agreements Framework of actions on the lifelong development of competencies and qualifications, 2002 Framework of actions on Gender equality (2005) Framework of action on TMS (agriculture- 2005) Frameworks of action Recommendations concerning standards and principles Guidelines on telework in telecommunications, 2001 Agreement on guidelines on telework in commerce, 2001 Code of conduct – Guidelines for European hairdressers, 2001 Voluntary guidelines supporting age diversity in commerce, 2002 Joint declaration on lifelong learning in the banking sector, 2002 European agreement on vocational training in agriculture, 2002 Code of conduct on CSR in the European sugar industry, 2003 Code of conduct and ethics for the private security sector, 2003 Code of conduct for the European textile/clothing sector, 1997 Guidelines and Codes of conduct Policy orientations Joint opinions Exchange of information 250 texts Declarations Tools
SCHIPBUILDING • Long period of restructuring process • 70% of employment lost since 1975 • Social dialogue Committee with CESA & EMF • The first in metal sector • LEADERSHIP 2015 High Level Group in the aim to ensure long-term prosperity « Competitiveness through Excellence » • New challenges in the social field: Cyclical aspects, attractiveness, high-skilled worforce, knowledge & innovation = productivity & competitiveness
Outcomes • In link with recommandations of Leadership 2015 • Quantitative survey • Conference in Trieste (2005) Exchange best practices on qualification & training • Schipbuilding week (2006) Image / attractiveness (Eur + Nat) • Tool box best practices Cyclical/Structural changes • New Possible Challenges • In link with speech of Commissioner Spidla 22/3/06 • Demography • Gender Equality • Mobility • Flexicurity (Cyclical aspects)