The Estonian Employers’ Confederation includes all the main industrial associations and many large businesses in Estonia. Directly and through industry associations, we represent more than 1500 companies employing in excess of 145,000 people.
We are the only enterprise organisation in Estonia recognised as a social partner, as we represent employers in the councils of the Estonian Health Insurance Fund, the Estonian Unemployment Insurance Fund and the Estonian Qualifications Authority and in negotiations on the national minimal wage. We support an economic environment in which social partners take as large a share as possible of the decisions affecting the labour market without the government’s intervention.
The Estonian Employers’ Confederation is a member of the International Organisation of Employers (IOE), the Confederation of European Business (BUSINESSEUROPE) and the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD (BIAC). We represent the interests of the Estonian enterprise environment in international organisations in the broadest sense. In our international activities we stand for an open and strong European Union with a competitive economy in the international context.