CESI to participate in EU sectoral social dialogue on postal services

12 Jul 2017

On Monday this week, CESI's Secretary General Klaus Heeger signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Regional Secretary of UNI Europa, Oliver Roethig, on a participation of CESI in the EU sectoral social dialogue committee 'Postal services' together with UNI Europa.

CESI to participate in EU sectoral social dialogue on postal services

CESI will join UNI Europa to represent the employee side; the recognised social partner on the employer’s side is, as before, PostEurope.

In the sectoral social dialogue committee, representatives from the social partners work to keep the postal services sector future-proof, addressing horizontal subject areas such as change management as well as specific topics like more comprehensive skills certifications and transferabilities, improved training schemes to improve employability, and adequate health and safety especially for older workers.

Klaus Heeger said: “We are very glad about the constructive talks with UNI Europa and the agreement to include CESI on the employee side in the European postal services social dialogue. CESI has had a very active internal sectoral trade council for a long time, and this week’s agreement with UNI Europa will give CESI’s trade unions in the sector a voice in social dialogue and enrich the social dialogue committee with additional expertise. CESI’s participation will also make the committee more representative and further reinforce its legitimacy.”

Further information about the EU sectoral social dialogue committee ‘Postal services’ can be accessed on the European Commission’s website and on www.postsocialdialog.eu.

For further information:
Hendrik Meerkamp
Policy Adviser
meerkamp@cesi.org
0032-(0)2 282 1860

Picture: Oliver Roethig and Klaus Heeger sign a Memorandum on a participation of CESI in the sectoral social dialogue on postal services © CESI 2017