Tuesday, March 27, 2012
[IWS] Dublin Foundation: PAPER INDUSTRY: Representativeness of the European social partner organisations [27 March 2012]
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Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach
School of Industrial & Labor Relations-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies
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)
Representativeness of the European social partner organisations: Paper industry [27 March 2012]
[full-text, 53 pages]
This study aims to provide the necessary information for assisting the existing sectoral social dialogue in the paper sector. The study first sketches the economic and employment situation of the sector, then analyses the social partner organisations in all of the EU Member States (with the exception of Latvia), with special emphasis on membership, role in collective bargaining and public policy, and national and European affiliations. The study finally looks at the European organisations relevant to the sector, in particular their membership composition and their capacity to negotiate. The aim of the EIRO series of studies on representativeness 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 provisions of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU). 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 questionnaire and should be read in conjunction with it.
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