EU employment law

Resolving industrial disputes in the European Union

Currently, there is no European Union (EU)-wide mechanism for resolving industrial disputes. However, many EU member states have their own systems.

The European Commission has recognised that it needs to establish a voluntary system on mediation, arbitration and conciliation to resolve disputes at a European level.

Many EU member states have shown their support for this - provided it is voluntary.

Eurofound's guidance on individual member states' dispute resolution systems.

Important: This information is still current but could change as a result of the withdrawal of the UK from the European Union. Any changes will be documented here. For more information, see Brexit support for employers.