The meeting focused on the coordination of trade union strategies with regards to:

  • The steady decline of the wage share of the GNP for many decades and the persistent wage gap between certain regions of Europe, in particular between eastern and western Europe;
  • The change in working time patterns which calls for new common standards between trade unions in Europe;
  • The current challenge faced by social protection and the threat posed to the principle of collective solidarity;
  • Finally, the Universal Basic Income and the European Pillar of Social Rights were also focal points of the debate.

Conclusions of the discussions will be further discussed at the Collective Bargaining & Social Policy Committee in October.

Building stronger trade unions through efficient coordination of collective bargaining