The 16 professional syndicates safeguard the collective interests of OGBL members in the workplace – whether in the private or public sector.

They ensure that the OGBL is represented in companies and institutions, determine candidates for social elections at company level and propose candidates for social elections at national level.

They support and advise the staff delegates in their daily work, prepare and guide the negotiations of collective bargaining agreements in their respective fields of competence.

The syndicates intervene with the employers’ organizations and represent the OGBL in the respective European and international trade union organizations.