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1 The Role of Social Partners and Social dialogue
Slovak University of Technology Faculty of Material Science and Technology in Trnava Manager Ethics The Role of Social Partners and Social dialogue

2 Social dialogue is defined by the ILO to include all types of negotiation, consultation or simply exchange of information between, or among, representatives of governments, employers and workers, on issues of common interest relating to economic and social policy.

3 The main goal of social dialogue
The main goal of social dialogue itself is to promote consensus building and democratic involvement among the main stakeholders in the world of work. Successful social dialogue structures and processes have the potential to resolve important economic and social issues, encourage good governance, advance social and industrial peace and stability and boost economic progress.

4 About the ILO The International Labour Organization (ILO) is devoted to advancing opportunities for women and men to obtain decent and productive work in conditions of freedom, equity, security and human dignity. Its main aims are to promote rights at work, encourage decent employment opportunities, enhance social protection and strengthen dialogue in handling work-related issues.

5 The four strategic objectives
Promote and realize standards and fundamental principles and rights at work Create greater opportunities for women and men to secure decent employment and income Enhance the coverage and effectiveness of social protection for all Strengthen tripartism and social dialogue

6 Themes Labour administration, Labour inspection Child labour
Labour law Labour migration Lifelong learning Local economic development Maternity protection Microfinance Multinational enterprises Poverty Recovery and reconstruction Safety and health at work Skills, Knowledge and Employability Small enterprises Social security Sustainable development Training and vocational guidance Wages Workers and Employers organizations, tripartism and social dialogue Workers' organizations Working conditions , Working time Workplace discrimination Youth employment Child labour Cooperatives Decent work Corporate citizenship Development aid Disability and work Economic and social development Employers organizations Employment promotion Employment security Equality and discrimination Forced labour Freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining Gender and development Gender equality Globalization HIV/AIDS Indigenous and tribal peoples Individual sectors and industries Informal economy

7 The role of employers and their organizations
to influence the policy and legal environment relative to labour market/labour-related issues so that they are conducive to business growth and development.

8 The role of employers and their organizations
The second role of an employers' organization - not relevant to the subject of tripartism - is the provision of direct services to members

9 The ILO and Employers Employers' organizations play an important role in helping society to set the conditions necessary to achieve employment and living standards objectives, because they express the needs of enterprises in a way that no other agency, or even individuals amongst their own membership, could. Employers' organizations help to enhance enterprise success by influencing the environment in which they do business, and by providing services that improve their individual performance.

10 International Organisation of Employers (IOE)
Since its creation in 1920 the International Organisation of Employers (IOE) has been recognised as the only organisation at the international level that represents the interests of business in the labour and social policy fields. Today, it consists of 145 national employer organisations from 138 countries from all over the world.

11 ILO and Workers Workers and their organizations play a vital role in social dialogue. Along with the other tripartite partners - employers and government - workers make the ILO constitutional principle of tripartism and social dialogue a real life experience by applying them in practice. In order for this to happen, certain basic conditions have to be present - freedom of association and the right to bargain collectively.

12 European social dialogue
European social dialogue is a unique and indispensable component of the European social model, with a clearly defined basis in the EC Treaty. It refers to the discussions, consultations, negotiations and joint actions undertaken by the social partner organisations representing the two sides of industry (management and labour).

13 European social dialogue
At European level, social dialogue takes two main forms: a bipartite dialogue between the European employers and trade union organisations a tripartite dialogue involving interaction between the social partners and the public authorities.

14 Social dialogue and IT Information technology has brought about one of the most fundamental changes of our time with enormous opportunities for society as a whole. But the scale and pace of change also present challenges for individuals and certain groups of citizens and "digital exclusion" is a real threat to many sections of the population.

15 The European Commission suggests that public policies in Information Technology field should aim to:
improve access to information enhance democracy and social justice promote employability and lifelong learning strengthen the capacity of the EU economy to achieve high and sustainable growth and employment

16 achieve and enhance equal opportunity between men and women
promote inclusion and support people with special needs and those lacking opportunities to improve their position improve the quality and efficiency of public administration

17 Thank you for your attention!

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