The Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee for Telecommunications
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Summary of the initiative
Name of Private Regulator:The Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee for Telecommunications
Objective(s):The guidelines provide that teleworkers should be granted equal treatment with employees working in company premises as regards working conditions, career and training opportunities, information and consultation and trade union rights. They establish that telework should be implemented on a voluntary basis while collective agreements should be reached at the appropriate level in order to provide a framework for the introduction of individual telework arrangements. The agreed guidelines are the result of a joint political statement from telecoms operators and trade unions sent as a contribution to the Lisbon Summit in March 2000. The Social Dialogue Committee (Employers' representatives: The European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association ETNO and Workers' representatives: UNI-Europa) recommends all telecoms operators and trade unions at national level to adopt these guidelines in their national collective bargaining practices.
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