On 26 May, 35 European Social Partners from a wide range of sectors requested support from the European Parliament in the review of the Commission of its Sectoral Social Dialogue.

The Commission review is heading in a direction which puts more responsibility on the social partners, and less on the Commission secretariat which is currently the norm. These proposed changes (among others) will put a lot of pressure on the social partners, in particular from the smaller sectors.

In the letter, social partners from more than 12 sectors are requesting that the Parliament supports social partners in calling on the Commission to maintain both its logistical and financial, legal and political support for sectoral social dialogue committees. Additional requests for more transparency of the Commission review are in the pipeline.