The IOE took part in the OECD Expert Group meeting on “Collective bargaining and Industrial Relations”. The programme of the event that took place in Paris on 2 July 2018, can be found here. This expert meeting is part of the process to complement the OECD work on “collective bargaining, job quality and the future of work” in view of an OECD Publication on Collective Bargaining (forthcoming 2019). The IOE, also on behalf of the Business and Industry Advisory Committee (BIAC), presented the viewpoint of its members on the topic of collective bargaining and social dialogue in the new world of work scenario. The IOE presentation focused on two points:
- - The fact that social dialogue is at a crucial moment in its history (with the important decrease of trade union membership, the question at stake is about the future and legitimacy of social partnerships)
- - Collective bargaining in the face of new business models and the diverse forms of work is a very complex matter that revolves not only around issues of workers’ classification but also around the application of competition law.