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.

From August 2009 all information concerning EMF Collective Bargaining Policy is found on the Eucob@n Portal.

For more information, please contact Bart Samyn, EMF Deputy General Secretary, Ralf Götz, EMF Policy Adviser or Erlend Hansen, EMF Policy Adviser.


Single Market: EMF calls on European Parliament

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.


International Forum on Decent Work

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


For more secure employment - against 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.


Collective Bargaining Collection DVD

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.


Collective Bargaining Summer College in Portugal

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.


EMF seminar on temporary agency work

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.


Training seminar on collective bargaining skills

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.


New extended International Framework Agreement for PSA

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.


6th EMF Collective Bargaining Policy Conference

“Jobs, Rights and Collective Bargaining”

Tuesday 17th & Wednesday 18th November

Hotel Velada, Madrid

Documents (now including adopted documents) available for download

Flash news

Job vacancy: Full-time administrative officer (German mother tongue)

Congress Agenda

Towards the creation of a European Industrial Trade Union Federation

Unions in Motion Programme

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