Social dialogue and the involvement of workers is one of the principles of the European Pillar of Social Rights. At European level, employers’ and workers’ organisations (the social partners) regularly meet within sectoral social dialogue committees established in the various segments of the transport sector:
- Civil aviation
- Inland waterways
- Maritime transport
- Road transport (including Urban public transport)
The European Commission supports these committees, which are intended as representative bodies for consultation, joint initiatives and negotiation and were established with due regard for the autonomy of the social partners. The Commission has regular exchanges with the European social partners in the transport sector.