Role of Social Dialogue In Employment Policies Of The EU.
ROLE OF SOCIAL DIALOGUE IN EMPLOYMENT POLICIES OF THE EU.
Evidence from various countries from the past three decades of European integration indicated that EU level social dialogue indeed plays an imperative role in the advancement of the social model of the Union. This is done through the delivery of benefits from the workers, workers as well as for the economy and the entire society as a whole . October 2011 marked the 20th anniversary of the agreement between social partners which was later officially enshrined on the mashsrctictt ...view middle of the document...
Brief History Of Social Dialogue In EU.
Social dialogue was created as an instrument that c could be used to uphold the objective of institution in Europe to coordinate in terms of their economic policies of the countries. This was with the view of achieving the aim of having one European community. In this regard, social dialogue became a fundamental social model of the Union. As such,the Standing Committee on Employment, which was first created in 1970 was the first social dialogue structure that aimed at bringing together various representatives of the employers, employees and the intuitions so that they could appropriately initiate dialogue, and consultation.
Despite the fact that no string initiatives resulted from the committee’s activities, it set the foundation of a process that gradually developed across the next decades. The single Act of 1985 for example, added another new objective of the interaction between social partners . Namely, this was the possibility of making contractual relations and therefore marked the beginning of the structured social dialogue. The joint opinions that were signed in the subsequent years were a good revelation of the ability of social partners to act together. However, the impacts still remained limited as a result of the fact that the partners had no way of influencing the making of polices by the community. This meant that the opinions did not provoke the social partners into action. The Maastricht treaty and later the Amsterdam treaty increased the stakes. They treaties also confirmed the new objectives of social dialogue including direct contribution to the legislation of EU.
Current Situation of Social dialogue in EU.
Thus far, social dialogue continues to play a critical role in the creation of a single market .Currently, it plays an irreplaceable role in making the economic governance stronger as well as the creation of an economic union. It is important that the European union and the member states invest in strengthening social dialogue at the national as well as the EU levels of prevention of the divisions between lab our and capital is to achieved (Eberlein &Dieter 2002). Other things that could be prevented using social dialogue include the fall of the growth and employment potential of Europe, bigger macro economic imbalances as well as the increasing exclusion of particular territories within the context of the economic crisis that is currently happening.
To be successful, the EU requires cross industry and also a sectoral social dialogue . In addition, the union needs dialogue in the individual businesses. Although social dialogue is largely autonomous, the social partners have the critical responsibility of addressing the major structural challenges that face Europe in the future. So far, the many experiences of crisis has indicated the extent to which social dialogue can be used in the alleviation of the effects of economic downturn, provision of resilience and ...