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Social dialogue is under great strain throughout the EU because of the economic crisis, with Eastern Europe particularly hard hit, says a report presented by the European Commission yesterday (11 April).
European Commission - Press Release - European Commission MEMO Brussels, 11 April 2013 (see IP/13/321) What is "social dialogue"? In general, "social dialogue" refers to discussions, consultations, negotiations and joint actions involving organisations representing the two sides of industry (employers and workers). It can take place at all levels (company, sectoral, regional, national, European) and either
Workers getting a smaller slice of the pie | ILO GENEVA (ILO News) – Workers’ share of national income has been shrinking in most countries, causing public dissatisfaction and increasing the risk of social unrest, the International Labour Organization (ILO) has said in a report. “It has affected perceptions of what is fair, particularly given the huge payments some company executives have been getting,” said Patrick Belser, a co-author of the Global Wage Report 2012/13. Simply put, more of the national pie has been going to profits, and less to workers.