Social Affairs and social dialogue
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 work programme. The main headings for the current three-year work programme 2022-2024 are:

- Social dialogue and the role of the sectoral social partners, including capacity building

- Health and safety, including risk assessment and new areas

- Training and skills, follow up of ongoing activities and in relation to EU initiatives

- Mobility of workers in the performing arts sector 

- Gender Equality and diversity

- Issues related to the economic situation of the sector and EU initiatives

The European sectoral social dialogue provides a forum for discussion, exchange and sharing of good practices. Social partners undertake joint projects on topics of the work programme and by this contribute to social partner work across Europe and in relation with EU social policy objectives.

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

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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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