Trade Union Networks

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As the economic integration of Central Europe and Southeast Europe deepens and competition between countries increases, the need for coordination of trade union representatives on working conditions and wages across countries and companies rises.

As the economic integration of Central Europe and Southeast Europe deepens and competition between countries increases, the need for the coordination of trade unions representatives across countries and transnational companies rises. 

Social and wage dumping is a growing problem in the region. We foster regional networks between trade union representatives across countries (e.g. Visegrad 4), transnational companies (e.g. European Workers Councils); across sectors (e.g. ICT, health, finance, tourism and agriculture) and along value chains (e.g. automobile sector). In the network meetings the participants discuss about macro-economic policies, labour market developments, labour legislation as well as working conditions, collective bargaining agreements, social protection and wages. In absence of a European regulation establishing a level playing field for all, the networks contribute to harmonization of social standards and prevent a “race to the bottom”.

Some of our activities are listed here.