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Sectoral social dialogue - Banking

Social partners

Workers' representatives Employers' representatives

 UNI Europa


European Banking Federation - Banking Committee for European Social Affairs : EBF- BCESA


European Savings Banks Group


European Association of Co-operative Banks

Social dialogue in this sector covers:

  • financial service activities other than insurance and pension funds.

In the EU, the sector employs around 4.2mpeople. 

Major challenges are the changing legislative framework as a result of the global financial crisis and the Eurozone crisis, bank supervision, image of the industry, skills needs and demographic change.

Focus areas

The Committee is currently focusing on:

  • training and lifelong learning
  • corporate social responsibility
  • integration of Social Partners from newer EU countries into the committee.

Activities and meetings

Check the library entries for this sectoral social dialogue committee.


  • Analysis of the demographic change in the banking sector – best practices (2006)
  • Joint statement on “Employment and social affairs in the European banking sector
  • some aspects related to CSR” (2005)
  • Joint declaration on lifelong learning in the banking sector – guidelines (2003)

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