|Workers' representatives||Employer's representatives|
|industriAll||Confederation of European
Paper Industries (CEPI)
Social dialogue in this sector covers:
In Europe, the paper industry employs some 224,000 people (total EU workforce: some 190 million). The sector (including 520 pulp, paper and board producing companies and 1,000 paper mills across Europe) represents 25% of world production.
Major challenges to the sector include falling demand for certain products (e.g. newsprint) and the shift towards CO2--neutral energy production. The move to more efficient use of raw materials and the contribution to a low-carbon economy within a forest-fibre industry combining pulp, paper and wood-based products will lead to a demand for new skills and qualifications and a need to (re-)train the workforce.
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).