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The first meeting of the steering committee of the Project “Improving Social Dialogue in Industry Sector in Lithuania”

Published: Thursday, 26 March 2020

On March 26, 2020, the first remote meeting of the steering committee of the Project “Improving Social Dialogue in Industry Sector in Lithuania” was held.

It was attended by Jorgen Kaurin, the Political Adviser of the United Federation of Trade Unions „Fellesforbundet“, Cathrine Ulvøy, the „Fellesforbundet“ Expert in Collective Bargaining, Dalia Jakutavičė, the Vice-Chair and Lawyer of the Lithuanian Industry Trade Union Federation (LPPSF) and the National Project Experts - prof.dr. Daiva Petrylaitė and sociologist, analyst of public institution “Enterprise Lithuania” Marius Kalanta. The discussion was moderated by Jurga Subačiūtė-Žemaitienė, the project coordinator and Vice-Chair of the LPPSF.

The participants discussed contribution of national experts to the project, ongoing work and a roadmap for future activities. All participants unanimously agreed that the trainings and "live" meetings of the project should be postponed until the dangers of COVID-19 have been overcome and everyone is back to normal.

The Project “Improving Social Dialogue in Industry Sector in Lithuania” was launched on December, 2019It is carried out by the Lithuanian Industry Trade Union Federation (LPPSF), the project partner is the United Federation of Trade Unions „Fellesforbundet“ and sponsor – the „Innovation Norway“.

This project will be implemented in the industrial companies (chemical, energy, construction, utilities, aviation), whose trade unions belong to the LPPSF.

The main objective of the Project “Improving Social Dialogue in Industry Sector in Lithuania”  is to improve the cooperation model of social partners, principles and mechanisms of collective bargaining and to accelerate collective bargaining at company and national level. This will be achieved by exploring the motivation of business (employers) for collective bargaining and the opportunities and perspectives for promoting it in companies and /or their groups, as well as across the sector.

The project is planned to be finished by the end of the December, 2021.