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Inland waterways





Workers’ representatives



European Transport Workers' Federation (ETF) (1999)






Employers’ representatives



European Barge Union (EBU) (2001)


European Skippers Organisation (ESO-OEB) (1975)







Representativity study: Adam (2010), Representativeness of the European social partner organisations: http://www.eurofound.europa.eu/eiro/studies/tn0809017s/index.htm




Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee (SSDC)



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Joint texts

The “Inland Waterways” sectoral social dialogue has resulted, since 1988, in the adoption of 10 joint texts.

ETUI and Observatoire Social Européen (2011) European Sectoral Social Dialogue Factsheets. Project coordinated by Christophe Degryse, online publication available at www.worker-participation.eu/EU-Social-Dialogue/Sectoral-ESD