General Workers’ Union – GWU, Malta
The General Workers’ Union has always looked after and defended the interests of the workers. Over the years, it has always worked hand in hand with all the governments and bodies concerned to further improve working conditions and the quality of life of workers. The GWU is the largest existing union in Malta, with more than 46,000 members from different fields of work. It was in October 1943 that the union was formed. Despite all the challenges the country has faced the GWU’s aim has always been to protect workers’ which has always been one of the union’s greatest strengths.
Confederazione dei Sindacati Autonomi dei Lavoratori – CONF.S.A.L., Italy
The CONFSAL was created in July 1979 by two strong autonomous formations, the SNALS, and the UNSA, which had already been in the limelight of the vast Italian trade union scene for many years. The merger of these two strong union structures into a new confederation was not a point of arrival, but a starting point for attempting the total unification of Italian autonomous unionism.
Unija poslodavaca Crne Gore – UPCG, Montenegro
Montenegrin Employers Federation (MEF) is an independent, non-governmental, non-political, and not-for-profit organization based on voluntary membership. MEF was founded and registered on April 9th, 2002 according to the Ministry of Justice decision no. 02-1976/02. With the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs decision no. 0101-6048/2 from August 30th 2005, MEF was granted the status of representativity whereby it becomes an umbrella employers’ organization in Montenegro representing as such an independent voice of business at national and international level.
Stowarzyszenie Inicjatywa Mobilności Pracy – IMP, Poland
Labour Mobility Initiative since 2013 brings together the employers, scholars, workers and public administration and creates the only Polish and European forum for exchange of knowledge on the posting of workers within the freedom to provide services. Association activities are funded by the membership fees and donations.
Neodvisni sindikat delavcev Slovenije – NSDS, Slovenia
The Independent Trade Union of Workers of Slovenia is an independent voluntary democratic supra-party interest organization of workers and other interested natural persons, which in an organized way expresses and realizes its individual and common interests and asserts and protects its economic, material and social position and workers ‘and members’ rights.
Ogólnopolski Konwent Agencji Pracy – OKAP, Poland
The Association of Employers: The Nationwide Convent of Employment Agencies [Związek Pracodawców Ogólnopolski Konwent Agencji Pracy, OKAP] currently associates 70 member entities. It is a non-profit organization with international facilities. They are bringing together entities connected with the labour market, who offer the highest quality of provided services, assuring well-being of employment relationship parties and improvement of standards in the industry.
Solidaritet Ekte Fagforening – SOLIDARITET, Norway
Solidaritet is a trade union founded by Poles for Poles working in Norway. Since 28/01/2014, they have been continuously acting in the interest of our members. For over 2 years they have been successfully assisting members who require professional support. The impulse to establish the trade union Solidaritet were the problems encountered by the initiators of the union, which they experienced in workplaces in Norway.
Confederaţia Naţionala Sindicală Cartel ALFA – C.N.S. Cartel ALFA, Romania
The Trade Union Confederation Cartel ALFA was created in 1990 in order to achieve a genuine representation of the Romanian workers. Today more than ever there is a need for collective action to ensure decent working conditions and for every worker to be treated with respect.The Confederation is totally independent of the government or political groups, acting on the principle of free and voluntary association of unions at the confederal level. Just as the working people are stronger when they act together, the unions are stronger when they join forces.
Employers’ Confederation of Industry, Agriculture, Constructions and Services of Romania – CONPIROM, Romania
CONPIROM Confederation represents, promotes and defends the economic, technical, legal and social interests – general and common of its members. Participates in the mediation and settlement of disputes arising, in accordance with the law and its own STATUTE. CONPIROM is advocating compliance with the legislation, promoting professional ethics and fair competition rules both in the activity and relations between its members, as well as in relation with the other economic operators, with the state administration and civil society structures.
Chamber of Craft and Small Business of Slovenia – OZS, Slovenia
The Chamber of Craft and Small Business of Slovenia is an umbrella organisation comprising the craft and small business chamber system jointly with 62 regional chambers of craft and small business. The Chamber of Craft and Small Business of Slovenia and the regional chambers of craft and small business are independent legal entities managed by craftsmen – officials (functionaries) – on a voluntary basis.
Republic of Serbia Ministry of Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Policy – Serbia
Republic of Slovenia Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities – MLFSE , Slovenia
The global objective pursued by the Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities in the areas of labour market, employment and occupational qualifications is to attain full employability and assert social partnership, while simultaneously raise the population’s qualification level.
The Ministry exercises responsibility for occupational standards in the area of education, whereas it is responsible for catalogues of standards of professional knowledge and skills in the area of assessment and accreditation of professional knowledge, skills and experience acquired outside the formal education system.