SER – Social and Economic Council of the Netherlands

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SER – Social and Economic Council of the Netherlands

  1. 1. VNO-NCW & MKB-Nederland  Since 31 August 2009: merge of secretariats  Two boards  Two Presidents  Separate but coordinated communication with media
  2. 2. VNO-NCW  Confederation of Netherlands Industry and Employers  150 branch associations (115.000 companies)  Almost all companies >500 workers  92% of companies 100 – 500 workers  80% of companies 10 – 100 workers
  3. 3. MKB-Nederland  Confederation of small and medium sized enterprises  120 branch associations  186.000 sme’s
  4. 4. Goal Achieving a good business environment and investment climate to boost the competitiveness of Dutch companies
  5. 5. Activities towards:  Political market: promotion of the interests of NL business  Members: services  Society as a whole: social acceptance
  6. 6. SER/Labour Foundation  Social Economic Council and Labour Foundation play important role in our lobby  Agreement in SER or LF creates broad support for policy  Examples:  SER Energy Agreement for Sustainable Growth  Labour Foundation: Social Agreement
  7. 7. Social Partners negotiations  National Level:  SER  Labour Foundation  Sector/Branch Level  ± 200 sector CLA’s  Company level  ± 500 company CLA’s  Information and consultation: works councils

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