On 21 January 2016 in Brussels, the European Commission presented the 2015 Employment and Social Developments in Europe review and future tendencies. Among other representatives of all the main European authorities was Inga Klimašauskienė, GLIMSTEDT senior associate. Despite a positive improvement in the employment and social situation in the EU, a modernization of labour law and social protection systems to fit the new century is required. Furthermore, the strength of social dialogue is significant to accelerate economic grow. Nevertheless, a weak social partnership is one of the obstacles to forward it. The decline of collective bargaining over the world in recent years, along with a lack of leadership and autonomy indicates the common weakness of social partners. The pathways were trade unions should concern themselves are the new forms of the employment, rapid grow of self-employment and government support in order to represent the main labour force in the modern environment. There are just some of many others insights that were interestingly discussed by the EU employment and social experts.
More information about the conference can be found here.