Tuesday, August 04, 2009


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Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach
School of Industrial & Labor Relations
-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies
Cornell University
16 East 34th Street, 4th floor
---------------------- Stuart Basefsky
New York, NY 10016
-------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau

European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Dublin Foundation)
European Industrial Relations Observatory (EIRO)

Representativeness of the European social partner organisations: Tanning and leather sector [30 July 2009]
July 2009
[full-text, 42 pages]

This report sets out to provide the necessary information for establishing sectoral social dialogue in the tanning and leather sector. The report first identifies the relevant national organisations on both sides of industry and then goes on to analyse the sector's relevant European organisations. The report consists of three main parts: a summary of the sector's economic background; an analysis of the social partner organisations in all the EU Member States, with the exception of Ireland and Luxembourg, placing particular emphasis on their membership, their role in collective bargaining and public policy, and their national and European affiliations; and finally, an analysis of the relevant European organisations, in particular their membership composition and their capacity to negotiate. The aim of the EIRO representativeness studies is to identify the relevant national and supranational social partner organisations in the field of industrial relations in selected sectors. The impetus for these studies arises from the goal of the European Commission to recognise the representative social partner organisations to be consulted under the EC Treaty provisions. Hence, this study is designed to provide the basic information required to establish sectoral social dialogue.

The study was compiled on the basis of individual national reports submitted by the EIRO correspondents. The text of each of these national reports is available below. The national reports were drawn up in response to a < http://www.eurofound.europa.eu/docs/eiro/tn0902017s/tanningandleatherfinalquestionnaire_080610.doc > questionnaire and should be read in conjunction with it.

Objectives of study
Economic background
National level of interest representation
European level of interest representation
Annex: List of abbreviations

This information is provided to subscribers, friends, faculty, students and alumni of the School of Industrial & Labor Relations (ILR). It is a service of the Institute for Workplace Studies (IWS) in New York City. Stuart Basefsky is responsible for the selection of the contents which is intended to keep researchers, companies, workers, and governments aware of the latest information related to ILR disciplines as it becomes available for the purposes of research, understanding and debate. The content does not reflect the opinions or positions of Cornell University, the School of Industrial & Labor Relations, or that of Mr. Basefsky and should not be construed as such. The service is unique in that it provides the original source documentation, via links, behind the news and research of the day. Use of the information provided is unrestricted. However, it is requested that users acknowledge that the information was found via the IWS Documented News Service.

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