Contribution of social dialogue

the project emerged out of an action
plan that they did two or three years
ago social dialogue committee which had
a whole range of different topics um
were related some not so much
and so they identified four themes that
they wanted addressed through a series
of research papers and then workshops
perform quite an important role in that
there were presentations from the social
partners on sometimes together sometimes
separately on particular projects and so
I incorporated those into the research
papers and then there was a general call
for other ideas so it was an attempt to
both use existing research but also to
draw from the social partners themselves
I wrote full report and a final
conference report and the full reports
looked at digitalization migration
recruitment and retention and
occupational safety and health
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if you look at this from clients from a
citizen point of view we have quite good
experiences about certain services
produced with the help of digi
techniques it looks very good from the
point of citizens but then if you think
about workplaces and and employees
workers there are of course it may be
more problematic that way I think there
our challenges are to keep up with the
speed and and the human factor because
of our digitalization the work has
changed I mean your job title might be
the same but the content of your job is
changed then our borders anymore in time
because you can always go to your email
box or do your job work on a paper can
people make the change and can they keep
can you keep up and they and can they
stay on working and still have a nice
job
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it’s inclusion into the labor market
without lowering the conditions working
conditions without lowering salaries for
anyone so it’s very important that we
manage to include Micron’s into the
labor market that’s the best way to
manage migration the best way to manage
inclusion it’s actually into the labor
market and I think the social partners
have a very very important role in this
and I think it’s very important that we
manage to do this without pressuring
wages or working conditions for anyone
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well the social partners must address
austerity because austerity is affecting
everything that happens in local and
regional governments in some countries
more than others but austerity is
affecting the number of workers and the
intensity of work it’s having a damaging
impact on equality and because related
to it our issues like migration health
and safety at work in many ways
everything comes back to austerity
well in general what is always good is
if the employers in the employees
together address the issues of what is
good at working what is not good at work
well again first they should work
together first thing to do of course is
to assess for the concrete situation in
their environment environment what is at
stake where are the problems that need
to be addressed that need to be solved
and how can they be soft together is it
something that needs to be changed in
the work environment
do people need a specific training do
they need some kind of assistance some
support etc so the best thing is really
to talk each other to talk together and
to find ways how to address these issues
well-being at work is very important for
local government employers all across
Europe and there are so many good
examples of how those employers are
tackling this issue
examples include things like providing
access to leisure facilities to enable
staff to exercise ensuring that there’s
access to good food ensuring that people
are able to access at breaks where they
can get fresh air the opportunity to go
out for a walk and take their mind off
some of the stresses at the day job and
all of these things are very important
in recruitment but also important in
helping people to work efficiently the
lessons learned is that you you need to
to take time to sort of listen to each
other but then I think give another
lesson we learn owie we have we have
good leaders on both sides I think which
have been very good at sort of summing
up discussions as I said before in the
social dialogue method talking to each
other talking with each other trying to
find the best solution and not only wait
for somebody else the European
Commission or the central government to
tell them you need to do this you need
to do that so play a more active role in
the whole process
that’s our ambition tour to do in there
in the next year or in this year this
this project has been quite diverse in
its scope has highlighted you know some
of the very key areas in local and
regional government but we now will be
thinking a bit more strategically about
what we can really do about them and how
we can mobilize the social partners at
local level and at national levels as
well as at the EU level to really have
an impact and that’s what’s really
important