Social Affairs
Social Dialogue
Making live performances is a labour-intense activity. As those in the sector are highly involved in the creative process and often also go on tour around the world issues related to employment and social affairs at the workplace often need specific considerations.

As an employers organisation, across Europe, members are involved in collective bargaining which includes agreements between management and workers on several aspects of working conditions. Such agreements create a level playing field to those involved but also can be a point of reference for others.

The European Union has a large amount of legislation in the field of labour law, equality and anti-descrimination, health and safety. The European Union also promotes social dialogue and encourages social partners to take part in EU policy making.

Pearle* is the only European employers association recognised by the European Commission to take part in the European sectoral social dialogue committee 'live performance'. As such it is also consulted under article 154 TFEU by the DG Employment on social affairs issues.

The European social partners work together on topics agreed in a two-annual work programme. Currently those are:

- supporting social dialogue across Europe

- gender equality

- skills & competences

- issues related to mobility (artiste taxationk,k,-k,kj, travelling with musical instruments, visas for third-country nationals, Brexit,...)

- health & safety

- any other EU policy issues affecting the sector and cultural policy issues in general

Since the outbreak of the pandemic social partners discuss the impact of the Corona crisis on the live performance sector.

In October 2019 social partners celebrated 20 years of existence of the European sectoral social dialogue committee 'live performance'

Download hereunder the work programme 2020-2021

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COVID19: FIM, FIA, UNI-MEI and Pearle* urge governments to take emergency measures in support of the live performance sector (March 2020)
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20 Years of European Social Dialogue in the Live Performance - An Overview
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EU Live Performance Social Partners joint statement on Brexit (December 2018)
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European Social Partners in the Live Performance call to EU leaders and UK government (January 2020)
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80 organisations joint statement on the revision of the Visa code (December 2018)
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Travelling with instruments containing rosewood: CFSI-CAFIM FIM Pearle* joint statement on the implementation of annotation #15 in CITES rules (May 2020)
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