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Sectoral social dialogue - Private security

Social partners

Employees' organisations Employers' organisations
UNI Europa European Confederation of Security Services

Social dialogue in this sector covers:

  • private security services
  • security systems activities.

In the EU, the private security sector employs some 2.2 million people (1.1 % of the EU workforce).

The sector is growing, particularly in the newer EU countries, because of increased outsourcing of security services by public authorities and large corporations, greater demand for security services at sea and airports, and demand from private clients. However, cash-in-transit activities are declining as a result of the growing use of electronic transactions and the introduction of the euro.

Focus areas

The committee is currently focusing on:

  • the cross-border transport of securities
  • cash in transit
  • EU enlargement
  • health and safety
  • the modernisation of work organisation.

Activities and meetings

Check the library entries for this sectoral social dialogue committee.


  • Work leading towards a European autonomous agreement on the content of initial training for staff carrying out professional cross-border transportation of euro cash (2010)
  • Social partner statement to Expert Group on cross border transport of the euro cash (2009)
  • Joint declaration by CoESS and UNI-Europa on work-related stress (2008)
  • Joint declaration "Towards responsible awarding of contracts" (2008)

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