Social dialogue refers to structured discussion between the organisations which represent workers and employers, known as social partners. The EU supports social dialogue at European level, and the ETF Road Transport Section is a recognised social partner for the maritime sector.
The ETF Road Section and the International Road Union (the IRU) are recognised as social partners of the European Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee (SSDC) for Road Transport. We meet four times per year, in three working groups and a plenary meeting. Our work programme focuses on priorities such as automation and the attractiveness of the road transport sector. More details about our Committee can be found on the website of the European Commission.