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Social dialogue at national level

Social dialogue at national level

The nationally representative trade union confederations are:

On August 15, 2015, the nationally representative trade union confederations were:

  • The National Syndical Block (Blocul Naţional Sindical)
  • Cartel Alfa National Trade Union Confederation (Confederaţia Naţională Sindicală “Cartel Alfa”)
  • National Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Romania – Brotherhood (Confederaţia Naţională a Sindicatelor Libere din România – Frăţia) 
  • Democratic Trade Union Confederation of Romania (Confederaţia Sindicatelor Democratice din România)
  • National Trade Union Confederation – Meridian (Confederaţia Sindicală Naţională “Meridian”)


The nationally representative employers’ confederations are:

On August 15, 2015, the nationally representative employers’ confederations were:

  • General Confederation of Industrial Employers in Romania (Uniunea Generală a Industriaşilor din România)
  • National Confederation of Romanian Employers (Consiliul Naţional al Patronilor din România)
  • National Council of Small and Medium-Sized Private Enterprises in Romania (Consiliul Naţional al Întreprinderilor Mici și Mijlocii din România)
  • The National Association of Business Owners in Romania (Patronatul Național Român)
  • Concordia Employers’ Confederation (Confederaţia Patronală "Concordia")


The national and regional social dialogue institutions are:

1. The main social dialogue institution at the national level is the Tripartite National Council for Social Dialogue, a national consulting body of social partners which was founded with the purpose of promoting good practices in the domain of tripartite social dialogue of the highest level. It is comprised of the presidents of the nationally representative syndicate and employers’ confederations, Government representatives from each ministry, who occupy the position of secretaries of state at least and who are appointed through the Prim Minister’s decision, as well as other state structures, as agreed with the social partners, the representative of the National Bank of Romania, the president of the Economic and Social Council and other members agreed on by the social partners.

3. The social dialogue commissions at the level of central and regional public administrations are established within ministries and other public institutions, as well as at the level of counties and the level of the Municipality of Bucharest. They are comprised of the representatives of the central or local public administration, the representatives of the employers’ organizations and of the nationally representative trade unions.

3. Sectorial committees are established based on the Law no. 132/1999 regarding the establishment, organization and functioning of the National Council for Adult Professional Development, republished, with subsequent amendments and additions. Unlike the European sectorial committees, the Romanian committees are social dialogue institutions for public use which have legal personality. They are established through the association agreement of minimum two federate organizations, an employers’ organization and a trade union, which are representative at the level of the same branch of activity. They have the purpose of developing, updating and validating the qualifications at the level of business segments.

4. Social partners participate, with an advisory or decision-making right, in the elaboration and/or implementation of social policies. They are represented in administration councils at the level of institutions which are managed by social partners in a tripartite manner: the National Health Insurance House, the National House of Public Pensions, the National Employment Agency, the National Qualifications Authority.