Study shines light on representativeness of ETUC


The Eurofound research agency regularly carries out surveys of cross-sector and sector European trade union employer organisations to confirm their representativeness for the European social dialogue. Its latest report on the cross-sector level provides an overview of the ETUC in the European Union where it has 74 affiliated organisations in all EU27 countries, of which 62 are recognised as representative at national level. The 74 ETUC members represent some 37 million trade union members, that is, approximately 22% of all employees in the EU27 and about 80% of all trade union members. The ETUC has 49 member organisations involved in cross-industry collective bargaining in 21 Member States and in each of the 27 Member States, an affiliated organisation that is involved in social dialogue with employer organisations at cross-industry level.