|Workers' representatives||Employers' representatives|
|European mine, chemical and energy workers' federation||European Association of Mining Industries|
|European Association for Coal and Lignite|
|European Industrial Minerals Association|
|UEPG - European Aggregates Association|
|APEP - European Association of Potash Producers|
Social dialogue in this sector covers:
In the EU, the sector employs around 900,000 people. The extractive industry covers both energy and non-energy raw materials, but excludes the extraction of crude petroleum and natural gas.
Major challenges include climate change and the resulting obligation to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, job losses in Spain, Poland and other EU countries as a result of coalmine closures, international competition and working conditions.
The Committee is currently focusing on:
Check the library entries for this sectoral social dialogue committee.
See also "European sectoral social dialogue – recent developments" (2010 brochure).