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New Uni Europa Report Outlines Trade Union Strategies

New Uni Europa Report Outlines Trade Union Strategies To Boost Collective Bargaining

The European minimum wage directive adopted in 2022 requires all European countries to protect and promote collective bargaining. Countries with coverage below 80% must create action plans by 2025 to increase it. Based on reports from 20 national experts, a new report launched by UNI Europa today, aims to support trade unions in Europe in their efforts to make the most of these national action plans by providing a detailed overview of a range of ideas on how to boost collective bargaining coverage.

Trade Union Empowerment

Public policy can support trade unions by removing obstacles, protecting workers from anti-union practices, and providing tax exemptions, access, and capacity-building support.

Employer Engagement

Policies could incentivize employers to engage in collective bargaining by making certain business benefits conditional on it or considering compulsory membership in bargaining organizations.

Cultural Influence

Policymakers can promote collective bargaining through education, public campaigns, and ensuring effective monitoring and information dissemination.

The report provides a comprehensive overview of strategies and ideas to strengthen collective bargaining across Europe. It emphasizes the importance of strong trade unions, cooperative employers, effective policies, and a supportive cultural environment.

Full details at UNIĀ