Green collective bargaining

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EMSK sektsiooni arvamus: Green collective bargaining

Practical information

Composition of the study group & calendar

Administrator in charge: Triin Aasmaa / Assistant: Maria Månsson


The EESC asserts that businesses and workers must have proper channels for participating in efforts to support environmental protection and combat climate change. While respecting the role of national industrial relations systems and the autonomy of the social partners, the EESC considers that issues related to the green transition could be a stronger focus of collective bargaining at the appropriate levels. It highlights collective bargaining as a key tool that can help companies and workers face the challenges of the climate crisis, including the derived costs for companies.

The EESC calls on the EU and the Member States to further support actions and initiatives that will incentivise employers and workers to adapt to the green transition, and to consider developing a concept of designated employees that act as environmental transition representatives or contact points for matters related to the environmental and ecological transition of the workplace.