The first year of formal social dialogue between Ceemet (Council of European Employers of the Metal, Engineering and Technology-Based Industries) and EMF (European Metalworkers' Federation) has shown that both organizations are united in their demand and actions for a strong industrial base and manufacturing sector in Europe.
They believe that strengthening the industrial base in Europe is paramount to the realization of the Europe 2020 Strategy. CEEMET and the EMF strongly welcome that industrial policy represents a flagship initiative within the Europe 2020 strategy and appreciate that the importance of manufacturing industry for Europe’s wealth, tackling the challenges of our society, good quality jobs and sustaining our social model is confirmed in the Communication.
With this joint statement CEEMET and the EMF would like to comment on the Commission’s industrial policy communication that spells out the details of the EU’s new industrial policy strategy. Whereas the core of the Communication is based on speeding up the transition to a low carbon and resource-efficient economy of energy-intensive industries and promoting access to secure and affordable supply of raw materials, CEEMET and the EMF focus their particular attention on social and employment policy issues.