Established on 17 May 1945, the Labour Foundation is a national consultative body organised under private law. Its members are the three peak trade union federations and three peak employers’ associations in the Netherlands.
The Foundation provides a forum in which its members discuss relevant issues in the field of labour and industrial relations. Some of these discussions result in memorandums, statements or other documents in which the Foundation recommends courses of action for the employers and trade unions that negotiate collective bargaining agreements in industry or within individual companies.
Upon request, the Foundation also advises the government on labour-related topics.