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Representativeness of social partners in the European cross-industry social dialogue

In March, Eurofound published a study identifying the relevant national cross-industry and European actors in the field of cross-industry industrial relations. The background to this is the European Commission’s intention to identify, recognise and assess the representative European associations to be consulted under the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU). According to the study’s results “the national members of ETUC, EUROCADRES and CEC organise 91% of all employees and the national affiliated organisations of BUSINESSEUROPE, UEAPME and CEEP organise 85% of firms which employ 89% of workers.” The study concludes that these organizations are therefore “to be regarded as the most important EU-wide representatives of labour and management at cross-industry level.”

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