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Sectoral social dialogue - Electricity

Social partners

Workers' representatives Employers' representatives
industriAll European Trade Union
European federation of Public Service Unions
Union of the Electricity Industry

Social dialogue in this sector covers:

  • production, distribution, trade and transmission of electricity.

In the EU, the electricity sector employs around 800,000 people.

Focus areas

The Committee is currently focusing on:

  • skills needs
  • demographic change
  • corporate social responsibility
  • safety and security in the nuclear industry
  • energy community
  • the social dimension of the transition to a low-carbon economy, e.g. the strong impact on the sector and on employment shifts between sectors.

Activities and meetings

Check the library entries for this sectoral social dialogue committee.


  • First follow-up of Joint position on the social aspects of Corporate Social Responsibility - Positive actions on Training/Health & safety/Equal opportunity & Diversity (2014)
  • Joint position on the 2030 Framework for Climate and Energy Policies (2013)
  • Joint Framework of Action on Competencies, qualifications and anticipation of change in the European electricity sector (2013)
  • Joint position on security and safety in the nuclear industry (2011)
  • Joint position on smart meters (2010)

See also "European sectoral social dialogue – recent developments" (2010 brochure).