The LDDK is the largest association of employers’ organisations that represents employers in Latvia.
LDDK members employ 44% of Latvia’s employees.
The LDDK was established in 1993.
The LDDK together with the Free Trade Union Confederation of Latvia is a social partner to the government of the Republic of Latvia.
The LDDK brings together and represents:
- 112 sector leaders – companies which employ more than 50 employees;
- 64 sector-based and regional business associations and federations.
To establish an environment that supports entrepreneurship in Latvia, facilitating the competitiveness of companies and representing employers in the framework of social dialogue at the national, European Union and international level.
Our vision is that by 2020, the LDDK will represent companies which employ more than 50% of employees in Latvia, and that the LDDK will have achieved stable support from the government for the development of entrepreneurship in Latvia, and for the competitiveness of Latvian companies in Europe, and the rest of the world.
- Ensuring the preparation of policies that support entrepreneurship and the competiveness of companies so as to ensure the sustainable development of the Latvian economy
- Facilitating socio-economic conditions that are in line with the interests of Latvian employers, and to facilitate socially responsible entrepreneurship
- Preserving and increasing the influence of employers in the drafting of policies
ACTIVITIES AND PRIORITIES, 2014-2020
The Priorities of the LDDK between 2014 and 2020 are the following when it comes to achieving its strategic goals:
In order to ensure policies that support entrepreneurship and competitiveness for companies and thus to ensure sustainable development of Latvia’s economy, the following must be achieved:
- Ease the handling of disputes that relate to contractual relations
- Improve insolvency processes
- Improve the effectiveness of the labour market
- Improve the quality of higher education and research
- Ensure the availability of professionals in the labour market
- Improve technological readiness for the transfer of knowledge
- Facilitate innovations and their application
To facilitate socioeconomic circumstances that satisfy the interests of Latvia’s employers and to encourage socially responsible entrepreneurship, the following priorities must be pursued:
- Facilitate support for labour rights and safety at work
- Facilitate higher wages in line with higher productivity
- Facilitate the establishment of an infrastructure for the development of businesses
- Encourage the creation of technologies with a high level of added value
- Lower taxes on education and training, facilitate lifelong learning
- Improve the public procurement system