|Employees' organisations||Employers' organisations|
|industriAll European Trade Union||Community of European Shipyards' Associations|
Social dialogue in this sector covers:
Shipbuilding and ship repair in the EU employ some 500,000 people (0.3 % of the EU workforce).
Shipyards can be a cornerstone of the industrial infrastructure in maritime regions. Military shipbuilding is also important for national security interests.
Large restructuring has occurred in the shipbuilding sector due to the globalisation of markets, and 70% of EU shipyard jobs have been lost since 1975. However, the European shipbuilding industry still holds approximately 20% of world shipbuilding capacity.
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).