20 November 2012, Brussels
CCAB - Borchette Centre, Rue Froissart 36 - 1040 Brussels
20.11.2012 invitation SD plenary GAS
19 November 2012 - 10:00 - 16:30
International Trade Union House (ITUH), room B, 5 bld du Roi Albert II, 1210 Brussels
We herewith invite you to participate in the Conference workshop on the Future of jobs and skills in the European gas sector organized by the European social partners for the gas sector and supported by the European Commission. It will take place on 19 November 2012, in the International Trade Union House (ITUH), room B, 5 bld du Roi Albert II, 1210 Brussels.
The social (...)
September 2012, interim findings
This report has been written to provide the European social partners in the gas sector with information about the vocational education and training (VET) infrastructure across Europe. The information in the following pages provides a map of the organisations and institutions in Europe on a country by country basis, for those countries where information was available. Each country profile follows a similar structure, providing information on the overall VET (...)
(18 June 2012) A representative of DG environment provided an overview to the social partners of the recent developments in both the US and Europe. Shale gas has taken off in a major way in the US resulting in a complete reversal of the situation turning the US from an importer into considering exports of gas. The LNG terminals have less to do with LNG Being diverted to other places in Europe and Asia. There are economic concerns as extracting shale gas is expensive and more energy to get (...)
Following the preparatory meetings of unions and employers the social dialogue committee met to consider future developments in the sector.
Olivier Lebois introduced the concerns of ENTSO-G , the organization of transmission system operators for the European gas sector. ENTSO-G is charged to develop the 10 year network development plan for the gas infrastructure in Europe. Issues addressed in the discussion included:
the role of biogas
recent developments regarding shale gas
(Brussels, 9 December 2011) The social partners agreed a joint position on the energy roadmaps 2050 at the plenary meeting in November 2011. The consultations have now finished and the position has been addressed to Commissioners Oettinger and Andor asking them to ensure that the social dimension and just transition are taken into account in the energy road maps which will be published soon.
For the joint position see below:
joint position EUROGAS EPSU (...)
The employers and the trade unions for the European gas sector considered their approach to the Commission’s energy road maps 2050. They agreed that a social dimension needs to be included considering employment, skills and qualifications, the role of social dialogue and information and consultation. The just transition principles need to be included. The organisations will now consult their relevant bodies. The position is important as a leaked version of the energy road maps available at (...)
09:30 - 17:00
MCE - Management Centre Europe Rue de l’Aqueduc 118, 1050 Brussels
Simultaneous interpretation has been requested for the following languages: EN/FR/DE/CS/HU
EC invitation and draft agenda
(13 September 2011) The trade union delegation underlined their concerns about the general situation of social dialogue in Europe. In several countries governments allow collective agreements to be opened up, abolish sectoral agreements and weaken trade union representation at the work place, Actions were taking place against such labour code reform in Hungary 12 September. The weakening of the national mechanisms for social dialogue will also impact on the European social dialogue both (...)