Voluntary Agreement Translate

Those `autonomous agreements` are `voluntary` in so far as they are concluded with or without the initiative of the Commission, but are not implemented in accordance with the method of a Council decision under Article 155(2) TFEU, even if they are implemented under that provision … in accordance with the practices and procedures specific to the social partners and the Member States`. Examples of cross-sectoral stand-alone agreements, as mentioned above, relate to telework (2002), work-related stress (2004), workplace harassment and violence (2007) and inclusive labour markets (2010). There are also autonomous agreements at sectoral level – e.B. June 2002), the Commission notes that social dialogue is a ”key to better governance” and calls for greater involvement of the social partners ”on a voluntary basis”. The 2004 Communication ”Partnership for Change in an Enlarged Europe – Strengthening the Contribution of European Social Dialogue” (COM(2004) 557 final of 12 August 2004) places particular emphasis on voluntary agreements (referred to as `autonomous agreements` in the Communication). . . .

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