WHO WE ARE
What we stand for
Through ECEG's membership, the association represents:
a turnover of
in the EU28*
*figures Eurostat 2018
About ECEG and the Social Dialogue:
European Sectoral Social Dialogue Committees (SSDC) are fora for consultation on European policies. They are also tools for autonomous social dialogue among the European social partners who may develop joint actions and conduct negotiations on issues of common interest, thereby contributing directly to shaping EU labour legislation and policies.
This policy instrument set up by the European Commission is provided to the social partners of chemical industry as well as to 42 other sectors operating in the internal market.
The counterpart of ECEG in the SSDC is industriAll Europe, representing around 8 million workers from all European countries. As official sectoral social partners, the ECEG and industriAll Europe set up their Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee. They are autonomous in their work and responsible for the level and rhythm of their dialogue (number and type of meetings), the content of their dialogue (work programme, meeting agenda) and the outcome of their dialogue. The European Commission provides organisational, financial and policy support via a responsible policy officer. The Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee for the chemicals, pharmaceuticals, rubber and plastics industries organises one plenary meeting as well as two (previously three) working group meetings per year.
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