|Employees' organisations||Employers' organisations|
|European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions||Hotels, Restaurants and Cafe's in Europe|
Social dialogue in this sector covers:
In Europe, the hotel and catering industry employs some 9.5 million workers (5% of total EU workforce). The sector is largely dominated by small businesses, with over 99% of firms employing fewer than 250 individuals. Large numbers of seasonal workers are hired in addition to permanent staff during peak periods.
The major challenges of the sector are sustainability and competiveness in the context of the crisis, information, training, and new technologies.
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).