|Workers' organisations||Employers' organisations|
|UNI Europa (Hair & beauty)||European Confederation of Hairdressing employers' organisations (Coiffure EU)|
Social dialogue in the personal services sector covers activities defined by NACE (class 96.02):
- other beauty treatments
It provides 1.3% of all EU jobs.
Between 2002 and 2012, employment in the sector grew by 1.3% a year on average. There are about 200 to 400 hairdressers and beauticians for every 100,000 people in the EU.
More and more hairdressers are becoming self-employed or setting up as small independents. This is putting pressure on traditional small salons that employ in-house staff.
However, the market share of hairdressing chains and franchises is increasing.
The personal services committee is currently focusing on:
1. occupational health & safety
2. promoting the European Hairdressing Certificate
3. changes in the structure of the hairdressing sector
Activities & meetings
2016 - European framework agreement on the protection of occupational health and safety in the hairdressing sector
2016 - Declaration of the European Social Partners on Health and Safety in the Hairdressing Sector
2014 – Resolution on securing employment in the hairdressing sector
2014 – Memorandum of understanding between social partners and EU-OSHA) on development, use and maintenance of the OiRA tool
2013 – Report on the European agreement on the implementation of the European Hairdressing Certificates
2012 – European framework agreement on the protection of occupational health and safety in the hairdressing sector
- Health & safety projects SafeHair 1.0 and 2.0 for hairdressing in the EU (with the University of Osnabrück).
The projects led to:
- 2010 – ‘Declaration of Dresden’, including a skin protection recommendation for hairdressing in the EU
- 2012 – ‘Safe Hair Skin & Beauty toolbox’ for use in training