The what, why and how of multi-employer bargaining

The need for multi-employer bargaining

Inflation. Job stability. Work-life balance. Trade unions and employers have to deal with all kinds of issues. They do so by collective bargaining. They negotiate collective agreements: contracts that regulate wages and working conditions for the workers.

Collective agreements provide for stability, fairness and social progress. But the benefits are even more pronounced when negotiations are not about one single company, but cover several companies at once. Through multi-employer bargaining, workers from different companies, within the same sector, enjoy the same rights.

Regardless of your role in society, you can support the development and strengthening of multi-employer bargaining.

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