Workers' Voice Breakfast

2 October 2018: 1st Workers' Voice Breakfast

Workers' voice and the global deal

Workers’ voice has always been a central part of the European Social Model. In many member states, various forms of workers’ voice exist. 18 out of 28 EU member states have board-level employee representation, and in all member states there is an important role for collective bargaining in large companies.

Even though there in an increasing consensus about the need to strengthen the European Social Model, including the role of workers’ voice in the context of good corporate governance, the rise of transnational companies as powerful actors in global and European politics, economy and therefore society has important – often adverse – implications for the well-being of local communities and workers.

The Global Deal is a global partnership with the objective of jointly addressing the challenges in the global labour market and enabling all people to benefit from globalization. The Global Deal is a multi-stakeholder partnership in line with Goal 17 (“partnerships for the goals”) in the UN 2030 Agenda for sustainable development.