Other themes of industrial relations
What part do non-governmental organizations play in industrial relations?
The modern and contemporary period is marked by an increase in the activity and influence of non-governmental organizations. NGOs (non-governmental organizations) have become important actors in the social domain, especially in the fight against poverty and social exclusion, but in other fields as well, such as health, education, environmental protection, consumer protection, etc.
They maintain a constant dialogue with public authorities, with the purpose of ensuring a better enforcement of initiatives and policies in various fields, on a local, national and international level.
This phenomenon requires reconsidering the way in which NGOs influence the landscape of industrial relations. Therefore, it becomes clear that there is a need to practically define the part they play and the way they interact with established social actors: employers, trade unions, governmental institutions. As a result, the importance of civic and social dialogue in the modern formulation of industrial policies is shaped.