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Communication from the Commission adapting and promoting the social dialogue at Community level. Draft Council Decision amending decision 70/532/EEC setting up the Standing Committee on Employment in the European Communities. COM (98) 322 final, 20 May 1998

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r7 7~ -';- -:-~ -·- :.7 ~ 1-:' ....... ::-r ::-:- .,.':' COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES Brussels, 20.05.1998 COM(1998) 322 final COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION adapting and promoting the social dialogue at Community level Draft COUNCIL DECISION amending Decision 70/532/EEC setting up the Standing Committee on Employment in the European Communities (presented by the Commission) TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. INTRODUcriON ........................... : ................................................................. 3 1.1. A new context ........................................................................................... 5 1.2 Who are the soc:ial partllen? ·····-···························································! 2. PROMOTING THE EXCHANGE OF INFORMATION ..••••.•.•••.•.••••.......... 6 3. ADAPTING THE CONSULTATION PROCEDURES ............... ,_ .............. 7 3.1 Couultation at crou-iadustry' level ...................................................... 8 3.2 Couulta.tion at sectoral level ................................................................. 9 3.3 Consultation UDder Article 3 of the Apreement on Social Policy ..... 11 4. EMPLO'YMENT P .ARTNERSIIIP ............................................................... 12 5. EMPHASIZING JOINT-ACTION AND NEGOTIATION ....................... 14 5.1 Joint aetion ud INIOtiatioa at erou-industry level .................................... 16 5.2 Joint aetioa aRd n..,tiatioa at sectoral level ...................................... 17 5.3 Nqotiation under Article 3(4) of the Aareement on Social Policy ... 17 5.4 Implementation of aiJ"MIIIIDtl concluded at Community level ........ 18 5.4.1 lmplementatioa by the social partnen ................................. 18 5.4.2 Implemeatatioll threqh CoiiUIIWiity lepslatioa ................. 19 6. NEW PROSPECfS OPEN UP ...................................................................... 20 6.1 Soc:ial dlalope aad ealara

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