Collective Bargaining CWE energy group
1. Recent collective bargaining developments – there will be a report at the meeting but you can also follow collective bargaining news in the utilities here
2. Draft EPSU collective bargaining guidelines and key bargaining issues – the proposed guidelines were discussed briefly at the April meeting and we agreed to reconsider them again at this meeting.
3. Wages, profits and dividends – the latest figures for the main energy companies
4. Training and skills – a discussion about sector skills councils and whether the group should undertake any specific work on training
5. Joint meeting with Nordic unions – changes in the structure of the European energy market mean that it might be worthwhile for the CBCWE group to work with EPSU affiliates in the Nordic region. One possibility would be to organize a joint meeting (financed by a social dialogue project) between the CBCWE group and the Nordic energy unions to consider the value of doing this and how it might work in practice.
6. Salary comparisons – the Wage Indicator’s revised project on salary comparisons (WISUTIL) has been approved by the European Commission. Maarten van Klaveren from the University of Amsterdam will outline the project and the main task for EPSU and its affiliates.
7. Corporate social responsibility (CSR) – company CSR reports provide some interesting information on collective bargaining, training, health and safety and other issues. An EPSU-commissioned report looks at the extent to which companies are meeting CSR standards and providing information in line with CSR guidelines. Another short report (available shortly) also looks at a specific group of companies to compare the information they provide.