EMPLOYEE INVOLVEMENT IN THE POSTCRISIS EUROPE
BENCHMARKING THE COMMERCE AND SERVICE SECTORS
Europe is sizing a sustainable economic recovery trying to remain faithful to the concept of social market economy enshrined in the EU Treaty. A new social dialogue has to be reshaped to better serve a EU governance that has rapidly changed over the last 8 years. Thanks to several studies and exchanges run in the last 4 years, PROEFP Partners know that social dialogue, collective bargaining and employee participation cannot be seen as separate and independent practices. They are interlinked. Changes in one of the three areas automatically influence the others.
The new ProEFP project wants to explore how employee participation and collective bargaining support each other. In the aftermath of the economic crisis, the project wants to revitalise the nexus between statutory rules and collectively agreed rules to boost employee participation in European companies. It will do it going through the current EU acquis in the field of information, consultation and participation rights of employees and exploring how changes in collective bargaining national systems have impacted a correct implementation of these rights at national and European level. The focus is therefore on the legal tools which set a clear nexus between collective bargaining and information, consultation and participation rights.
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