Workers' representatives: industriAll European Trade Union
Employers' representatives: European Association of Mining Industries (Euromines) & European Association for Coal and Lignite (EURACOAL) & European Industrial Minerals Association (IMA Europe) & UEPG - European Aggregates Association & APEP - European Association of Potash Producers
Social dialogue in this sector covers:
The activities covered in this sector are mostly those defined by NACE (Rev. 2) codes 05 (Mining of coal and lignite), 07 (Mining of metal ores), 08 (Other mining and quarrying) and 09 (Mining support service activities). The extractive industry covers both energy and non-energy raw materials, but excludes the extraction of crude petroleum and natural gas.
In the EU, the sector employs approximately 740,000 people (2013), employed in some 19,000 enterprises.
Priorities of the Committee include health and safety, skills and competences, exposure limits of NO/ NO2/CO, climate change and the resulting obligation to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions and environmental management, raw materials as well as attracting young people for the sector. Significant job losses in the EU resulted from Economic crisis and decline production, as well as coalmine closures in Europe and international competition.
The Committee is currently focusing on:
(copied from EC - Sectoral social dialogue)
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