What Is Social Dialogue?
As defined by the International Labor Organization, social dialogue includes all the types of negotiations, consultations or simple information exchanges between the representatives of the Government, of employers and employees, concerning topics of common interest regarding economic and social policies.
Law no. 62/2011 defines social dialogues as the voluntary process through which social partners exchange information, consult each other and negotiate in order to establish agreements on topics of common interest.
National Social Dialogue
The main institution for national social dialogue is the National Tripartite Council for Social Dialogue – a social partners’ consultative national organism, created to promote good practices of social tripartite dialogue at the highest level.
It reunites the presidents of employers and trade unions confederations, Government representatives – starting with state secretaries from each ministry, delegated through the decision of the prime-minister – and representatives of other state institutions, as agreed with social partners.
It also includes the representative of the National Bank of Romania, the president of the Social and Economic Council and other members, as agreed with social partners.