Syndex has become a partner of the Global Deal initiative “Together for decent work and inclusive growth”, joining a number of key European and Global social partners like UNI Global Union, the ITUC (International Trade Union Confederation) as wells as international institutions like the International Labour Organization (ILO).
Social dialogue and high-quality industrial relations can help reduce possible inequalities arising from globalization, increase productivity, boost economic growth and contribute to sustainable development. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development — adopted by the UN — includes a goal on promoting sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all (SDG8). Of vital importance to achieving this goal, social dialogue covers all types of negotiation, consultation or exchange of information between or among representatives of governments, employers and workers on issues of common interest relating to economic and social policy.
Syndex will support a new and better understanding and dialogue between labour and capital, on the basis of the Global Deal concept. We will act to enhance social dialogue as a means to achieve decent work and steadily improve job quality, thus contributing to inclusive growth and shared prosperity.
Established 45 years ago, we are a cooperative company specialised in national and transnational information & consultation, industrial relations and social dialogue. We currently employ 450 consultants, all working on the economic and social aspects of companies. We provide help and assistance to employee representatives and European and global trade union federations. We also support European sectoral social partner social dialogue committees on a regular basis (civil aviation, food and drink industry, steel…) to anticipate future challenges and advise them on ways to promote the sustainable development of the industries and services concerned.
Our main aim — which we believe ties well with the Global Deal objectives — is to foster social dialogue and contribute to promoting a social Europe. We have offices in 6 European countries: France, Belgium, Romania, Poland, the UK and Spain. Our European & International office, located in Brussels, develops transnational support and expertise for workers representatives, social partners and European/ International Institutions.