Social dialogue

Social dialogue

As a recognised European social partner for the railway sector, CER takes part in the activities of the Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee for Railways, together with ETF (employees) and EIM (employers).

In the course of two working group meetings and one plenary a year, the European social partners and their members exchange views about the social dimension of rail-related initiatives at EU level, and they agree upon the activities that they want to carry out together, such as joint projects, common positions or declarations, and coordinated activities in the broader EU landscape.

To view a short video by the European Commission explaining social dialogue in a nutshell click here.

For access to the work programmes, agendas and minutes of the Rail Sectoral Social Dialogue meetings, please check the Rail Social dialogue texts database. It is regularly updated by the EC services.

The following website provides further insight into the EU social dialogue sphere: DG EMPL’s page related to the Sectoral Social dialogue – Railways

To view the Representativeness study on the Railways and Urban public transport published by Eurofound on 3 April 2017 click here.