Marta Kahancova speaks at the final conference "Promoting capacity building and improving social dialogue in the commerce sector for the organisations in new Member States and candidate countries"
Published on March 19, 2014
Marta Kahancova made a general presentation on Sectoral social dialogue in the new Member States. She focused on the five main sub topics: (i) pillars of the European social model of industrial relations; (ii) diversity in industrial relations at cross-sectoral level and in commerce sector across the EU; (III) the absence of sectoral social dialogue in most NMS on the national level (the so-called missing link); challenges of diversity in sectoral social dialogue and the national and EU developments in sectoral SD: interactions, implications, lessons. Kahancova proposed the following conclusions: recent EU enlargements increased the diversity in social dialogue structures; the ‘missing link’ of sector-level bargaining coordination in the NMS; improving bargaining coordination through capacity building of social partners in the NMS; strengthening EU-level sectoral social dialogue hand-in-hand with strengthening national-level sectoral social dialogue and finally raise social partners’ commitment through showing clear benefits for their operation in both the national and EU dimensions.