About CNV / Sociaal-Economische Raad (SER)

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About CNV / Sociaal-Economische Raad (SER)

  1. 1. CNV Internationaal 0 Role of trade unions in the democratic systems
  2. 2. CNV Internationaal 1 Recap yesterday • What have you learned so far?
  3. 3. CNV Internationaal 2 Confederation in the Netherlands
  4. 4. CNV Internationaal 3 About CNV • Christelijk Nationaal Vakverbond (CNV): National Confederation of Christian Trade Unions in the Netherlands • Founded: 13th May 1909 • CNV principle: Social Dialogue is the best instrument to achieve Decent Work for All • 330,000 members
  5. 5. CNV Internationaal 4 CNV Hundred years ago…
  6. 6. CNV Internationaal 5 Affiliated unions There are also self-employed persons affiliated to CNV; they are linked to their sectoral union.
  7. 7. CNV Internationaal 6 Tasks CNV 150.000 calls / year 18.000 cases of legal assistence / year
  8. 8. CNV Internationaal 7 In the world
  9. 9. CNV Internationaal 8 Trade unions at the SEC Government consults SEC – How is a smarter organisation of working hours and private life possible?
  10. 10. CNV Internationaal 9 Start
  11. 11. CNV Internationaal 10 SEC committee meeting
  12. 12. CNV Internationaal 11 Updating affiliated unions
  13. 13. CNV Internationaal 12 Draft Advice
  14. 14. CNV Internationaal 13 Updating affiliated unions
  15. 15. CNV Internationaal 14 SEC Council
  16. 16. CNV Internationaal 15 Advice in practice
  17. 17. CNV Internationaal 16 Principles to make a SEC work - Political independence of members - Representativity of all parties - Equality and mutual respect between all parties - Transparency in procedures of the SEC
  18. 18. CNV Internationaal 17 Pre-conditions for a Trade Union to function in the SEC: Trade Unions need to: – have credibility, to be transparent and to have the mandate of its’ members to represent them at national level. – have clarity in its mission, vision and strategy. – have financial means to operate: to inform and consult its members, obtain expertise and information on certain topics and to mobilize its staff/leaders for lobby activities. – have good relationships at different levels of society in order to influence decision making.
  19. 19. CNV Internationaal 18 Questions & answers

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