Social Affairs Committee
The mission of the Social Affairs Committee is to promote discussions, exchange of good practices and joint actions on key social issues: the evolution of the postal sector, innovative training programs, corporate social responsibility and occupational safety, undertaken by the social partner organisations representing the two sides of the industry.
The committee represents PostEurop at the European Social Dialogue Committee for the postal sector (SDC), set up in 1999. Its objectives are to advise the European Commission on the developments in European policy which could have a social impact on the sector. Encouraging and promoting social dialogue within the postal sector and discuss structures to allow negotiations between the partners in the sector. The SDC is composed of representatives of the postal employers (PostEurop) and workers unions (UNI Europa Postal) of the 28 EU Member States. Its activities are supported by the European Commission.
Recent achievements include:
- Several joint projects co-financed by the European Commission:
- Within the framework of the Social Observatory of the postal sector, 3 projects in 2008-2009, in 2010-2011 and in 2013. These projects aimed at following the main social impacts of the current evolutions in the sector.
- The Training project “Matching Skills and Jobs in the postal sector” conducted in 2012-2013
- The signature of Joint Documents:
Updated 26 August 2013