Promoting Social Dialogue in the postal sector in an enlarged Europe – Social Dialogue Committee project

The project aims to get hands-on information on how postal operators and trade unions manage the increased digitalisation of their organisations with impacts on jobs and competences, on the work organisation as well as on training needs and methods.

It aims to better understand the programs of digital transformation put in place within companies in terms of training and cultural evolution, the needs in terms of digital skills and new jobs are a key area of focus. It aims to assess the impact of digital tools and new technologies on work organization and to analyse the opportunities that the digital economy represents in terms of development of new activities, in particular the parcels’ ones, in view of the growing e-commerce market.

The project will engage in Capacity-building activities to raise awareness and disseminate the work of the postal services social dialogue committee, in particular but not exclusively, in Central and Eastern Europe. It foresees the staging of 3 regional seminars: September 2017, Eastern Seminar, Prague – January 2018, Baltic Seminar, Vilnius – Candidate countries Seminar, location tbc. The final project report will be presented during the Project conference in Brussels (end of 2018).

The project is ongoing.