White Collar workers represent an important, and growing, fraction of the European work force in industry. The statistical data provided by EuroStat provide some insight on this: the fraction of workers having achieved Tertiary education in European industry (EU28, NACE code C) grew from 16.3% to 21.9% between 2004 and 2014.
White Collar workers in industry display some specific features:
Starting with its 2nd Congress in June 2016, industriAll Europe has set up a specific Horizontal Working Group dedicated to White Collar workers. Its purpose is to feed the three Policy Committees (Industrial Policy, Collective Bargaining & Social Policy, Company Policy), the Task Force on "Building trade union power" and Sector Networks with the specific input of White Collars.