Employees' Organizations and Their Contribution to the Development of Vocational Training Policy in the European Community

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CEDEFOP, European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Jan 1, 1988 - Continuing education - 142 pages
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This document includes eight chapters and an appendix that lists abbreviations and trade union organizations at the European Community (EC) level. Chapter 1 identifies the roles of employers, employee organizations or trade unions, and system conditions in the development of vocational training policies in the European community. Chapter 2 describes the policies of employees' organizations at the European level. Chapter 3 identifies trade union organizations at the EC level and also branch organizations. Chapter 4 presents basic guidelines for institutional participation and describes the participating institutions. Chapter 5 describes the instruments, such as regulations, directives, decisions, recommendations and options, and promotion of pilot projects and studies, of the EC. Chapter 6 provides four examples of the role of the social partners, employers and trade unions, in EC activities: (1) the European Social Fund; (2) vocational training policy in the EC during the 1980s; (3) harmonization of training; and (4) the role of the social partners in the texts of Council of Europe decisions. Chapter 7 presents developments in the construction, metalworking and electronics, banking and insurance, and agriculture sectors. Chapter 8 summarizes the present role of employees and reflects on how to increase the responsibility and influence of the social partners. (CML)

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