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'
Download hereunder the work programme 2022-2024