Social dialogue is defined by the ILO to include all types of negotiation, consultation or simply exchange of information between, or among, representatives of governments, employers and workers, on issues of common interest relating to economic and social policy. It can exist as a tripartite process, with the government as an official party to the dialogue or it may consist of bipartite relations only between labour and management (or trade unions and employers’ organizations), with or without indirect government involvement.

There can be no effective social dialogue without strong, independent and capable social partners. The training activities of the Centre equip labour administrations, workers’ organizations and employers’ organizations with the capacity to participate fully in social dialogue.

 

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