Collective Bargaining Policy
In order to improve working and living conditions for the metalworkers in Europe, the EMF works towards a European coordinated collective bargaining policy. Thus, the EMF as a federation of European metal workers' trade unions, is part of the process to create a more social Europe where there is room for a "genuine negotiation culture".
Today, the EMF's collective bargaining coordination activities and approved policy papers cover a range of subjects from wages and working time to employment policies, training and social security issues.
The EMF coordination approach is implemented in addition by regional networks. They have been created all over Europe to let observers participate in the collective bargaining negotiations in neighbouring countries.
All of the EMF affiliates also participate in the Eucob@n Network.
- EMF Work programme 2007-2011.
- EMF Collective Bargaining Policy Committee
- Coordination of Collective Bargaining
- EMF First Common Demand
- EMF Second Common Demand
- Summer College
- Eucoban annual reports
- European and International Framework Agreements
- Milestones and Milestones Supplement - The EMF books on the complete history of Collective Bargaining
Today the EMF called on Members of the European Parliament Employment and Social Affairs Committee regarding Monday's vote on the Single Market and its impact on workers.
On 10-11 October 2010 the Belgian EU Presidency organised an International Forum on Decent Work.
The Forum aimed at finding out if there is a new global momentum for the promotion of decent work and to identify the challenges for the external dimension of European Union employment and social policies.
The EMF Deputy General Secretary Bart Samyn was invited to speak at the Forum. He addresses the EMF Second Common Demand on Precarious Work
On 7 October 2010 the EMF, for the third consecutive year, campaigns against precarious work on the World Day for Decent Work.
The campaign focuses on the EMF Second Common Demand “For more secure employment, against precarious work”, which will be included in the collective bargaining demands of all affiliated trade unions and in future collective bargaining rounds throughout Europe over the next four years.
The EMF has produced a DVD entitled 'Collective Bargaining Collection', which includes the EMF film 'Precarious Work - Precarious Lives', as well as documentation on collective bargaining.
The Education Department of the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) will organise a joint course on collective bargaining with the three European industry federations EMF, ETUF-TCL and EMCEF.
It will be held from 13 to 15 September 2010 in Portugal.
On 23 June 2010 the EMF organised a seminar on temporary agency work.
The seminar was organized within the framework of the Second EMF Common Demand on Precarious Employment,which will be included in the collective bargaining demands of all EMF's 75 affiliated trade unions and in future collective bargaining rounds throughout Europe over the next four years.
The seminar took place in Brussels.
On 10-11 June 2010 the European Metalworkers’ Federation, in cooperation with International Metalworkers’ Federation and with the support of Friedrich Ebert Foundation, is organising a training seminar on collective bargaining skills/techniques for the affiliates from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Kosovo.
The training seminar will take place in Podgorica, Montenegro.
On 20 May 2010 a new extended International Framework Agreement was signed between management and the EMF and IMF on PSA Peugeot Citroen's social responsibility.
“Jobs, Rights and Collective Bargaining”
Tuesday 17th & Wednesday 18th November
Hotel Velada, Madrid