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social partners

a European term for representatives of employers and labour i.e. EMPLOYERS ASSOCIATIONS and TRADE UNIONS. See SOCIAL DIALOGUE.
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The social partners of the agro-food industry have decided to launch a sectoral social dialogue based on the recommendation adopted, in 2009, by the EU's high-level group on the competitiveness of the agro-food industry.
The PM said that in view of the seriousness of the situation, particularly with refard to vulnerable groups, including young and retired persons, leading a social dialogue in a body like the ESC was particularly important and would acquire a lot of effort and constructive approach from all social partners in order to achieve a new social agreement.
It is urgent to restore mutual trust in the eurozone: this was the message relayed in chorus by the social partners at the Tripartite Social Summit, on 17 October.
The Government and the social partners have agreed that entry agreements should be introduced.
The social partners are launching joint actions on electricity prices.
Taking the floor at the opening of a two-day conference of the Tunisian-German social partners on social dialogue organised in Tunis, Tabboubi said he had started a co-operation with German social partners, as part of the social dialogue programme in the South Mediterranean countries.
The President of the Federation of Trade Unions of Macedonia, Zivko Mitrevski, said analyses had shown there was room to continue the policy of raising salaries in cooperation with the social partners.
Summary: Faced with the worsening of the social funds' deficit, which has reac hed alarming proportions, social partners, government, union and employers' organizations are initiating consultations to find a solution.
The summit makes it easier for views to be exchanged on employment and social aspects with high-level European social partners in conjunction with the Council.
For the first time, the concept of "social dialogue" was introduced in 1985 by the Single European Act, reflecting the need for the participation of the social partners to the achievement of the internal market.
In a message sent to Commissioner Maria Damanaki (fisheries and maritime affairs), the chairs of this committee (Maria Jose Gonzalez of Europeche and Flemming Smidt of the European Transport Workers' Federation - ETF), which represents the social partners from the fisheries sector, stress their right to be heard and the need for a real social dimension in the new CFP.
He added he would be putting the Government's position to a meeting of the social partners this week.

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