social partners

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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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Few other relationships between large trading blocs allow for such structured social partner cooperation.
One of the objectives of the ECA is "to represent the interests of the clubs as employers in Europe including in the social dialogue process and to act as a social partner where appropriate" (Article 2 (c) of the Statutes).
The Northern TUC has demonstrated more and more that it is a significant social partner and one of the key providers of a constructive, regionally focused dialogue.
The Northern TUC has increasingly demonstrated that it's a significant social partner and one of the key providers of a constructive, regionally focused dialogue.
While the structures of participation vary according to the degree of state regulation and the locus of training, social partner involvement is extensive irrespective of the nature of the regulatory framework and is likely to increase.
The unit will support business and social partner involvement in European Structural Fund programmes and policy committees by providing an information, briefing and dissemination service.
To achieve this goal, and in line with the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union and the Commission's commitment to social dialogue, the Commission is asking the opinion of the social partners by launching the second stage of the social partner consultation.
EFTA has ever since its establishment in 1960 had an advisory committee (the EFTA Consultative Committee) made up of social partner representatives from member countries.
Social partner organisations from the EEA EFTA States are members of ETUC, UNICE, and the CEEP.
A member of the Austrian National Assembly and former Minister, Mr Einem indicated that he aims to strengthen the CEEP's role as a European cross-sectoral social partner as well as constructively pressing ahead with discussions on the modernisation of public services.
In addition to this legislative proposal, the Commission also launches today two social partner consultations, reflecting the importance of the contribution of social partners in delivering on the European Pillar of Social Rights and in line with their role under the Treaties.

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