The European Services’ social partners adopted a joint statement entitled Strengthening sectoral social dialogue in the services industry: The all-important role of social partners in building a resilient Europe.
The Joint Statement, signed by WEC Europe, Insurance Europe, EBF, Coiffure EU, CoESS, EFCI, EuroCommerce and ETNO, highlights that during the Covid-19 pandemic, the services’ sectors have proven their importance and enabled our economies and societies to keep going. At European level, sectoral social dialogue of the services sectors has provided the framework for the discussion and adoption of joint statements, recommendations, guidelines and proved to be an essential channel to communicate sectoral needs to the European institutions. Services’ social partners emphasised the importance of a constructive sectoral social dialogue. Sectoral social dialogue was instrumental in engaging common discussions in the sectors on the consequences for the ‘after Covid-19’ world of work as well as the requirements for recovery.