Evelyne Léonard is Professor in Human Resource Management at Université catholique de Louvain, Emmanuelle Perin is Teaching and Research Assistant at Université catholique de Louvain and Phillipe Pochet is General Director ETUi.
The European sectoral social dialogue: questions of representation and membership
Article first published online: 28 MAR 2011
© 2011 The Author(s). Industrial Relations Journal © 2011 Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Industrial Relations Journal
Volume 42, Issue 3, pages 254–272, May 2011
How to Cite
Léonard, E., Perin, E. and Pochet, P. (2011), The European sectoral social dialogue: questions of representation and membership. Industrial Relations Journal, 42: 254–272. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-2338.2011.00624.x
- Issue published online: 5 MAY 2011
- Article first published online: 28 MAR 2011
In the debates on the European social dialogue as a potential level of supranational industrial relations, the key questions of representations and mandates are often neglected. To what extent can the European sectoral social dialogue act for national constituencies across 27 Member States in the perspective of collective action by European associations? This article addresses this question by the means of three dimensions: the representation of heterogeneous members, the various degrees of national players' commitment in the European committees and finally, the definition of a common agenda among members.