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Workers’ representatives

European Metalworkers’ Federation (EMF) (1971) (now: IndustriALL – European Trade Union)

Employers’ representatives

Council of European Employers of the Metal, Engineering and Technology-Based Industries (CEEMET) (1962, Western European Metal Trades Employers’ Organisation “WEM”, renamed CEEMET in 2004)

Representativity study: Dörfler (2010), Representativeness of the European social partner organisations: http://www.eurofound.europa.eu/eiro/studies/tn0911017s/index.htm

Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee (SSDC)

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Joint texts

The “Metal” sectoral social dialogue has resulted, since 2008, in the adoption of 4 joint texts.

ETUI and Observatoire Social Européen (2011) European Sectoral Social Dialogue Factsheets. Project coordinated by Christophe Degryse, online publication available at www.worker-participation.eu/EU-Social-Dialogue/Sectoral-ESD