The Czech Union of Employers in the Energy Industry is a voluntary, independent and non-profitt organization bringing together employers in the field of electricity and heat production and distribution and related fields, as well as other legal entities operating in the energy industry and vocational schools focused on the energy industry. It is a trade association within the meaning of the relevant legal regulations.

The Union conducts its operations within the Czech Republic and collaborates with similar organizations internationally. An example is cooperation with unions from the Federal Republic of Germany, Slovakia, Russia, etc. On the territory of the Czech Republic, ČSZE cooperates closely, for example, with the SP of the Czech Republic and its professional departments and commissions, especially in the area of social partnership and energy policy and legislation, with the Heating Association of the Czech Republic, with The Employers’ Union of the Mining and Oil Industry, the Czech Gas Union and the Czech-Moravian Electrotechnical Association. The cooperation takes place in areas of common interest – fulfilment of ASEK, technical education, energy and raw material safety, support of energy engineering, and the electrotechnical industry.

ČSZE organizes conferences and seminars for its members on the topics: labour-legal relations, professional training, tax and accounting issues, current legislation, immission damage issues, VEP, PCB, waste and TP, health and safety issues, etc. The Union also organizes professional activities and other educational events for employees of the Union’s member entities on current problems of the electric power industry, heating industry, extraction of raw materials, and the issue of technical education.

The Union processes professional and argumentative materials to defend and promote the legitimate interests and needs of member organizations, including translations of EU documents related to the energy sector.

It organizes intra-Union comment proceedings on the submitted draft legislative standards and other documents, which it further forwards to the relevant institutions.

ČSZE supports the further development of nuclear energy in the Czech Republic as an important and stabilizing element for ensuring sufficient electricity in the long term, supports the development of the heating industry and the use of the benefits of CZT even in conditions of tightened emission limits, demands greater responsibility from Renewable resources operators for the stability of the electricity system, strives to limit external political-economic interventions in the investment environment in energy, etc.

The Union supports technical education at all stages of the educational process intending to ensure the next generation of technically educated and qualified energy workers. It uses the Sectoral Council for Energy and membership in the expert committees of the relevant institutions to formulate the requirements of the ČSZE for the education system for technical fields. It supports the cooperation of member schools and economic organizations. He is involved in the processing of educational projects financed by EU structural funds. ČSZE participates in the meetings of the tripartite working team
for education and comments on the outputs of the Ministry of Education and Culture.

The main objective of the Union’s activity is to contribute to the good name of the Czech energy industry, to protect it, as well as to protect the interests and good name of the Union and its members, to represent, promote and defend the common business and employer interests of its members in dialogue with the Parliament of the Czech Republic, the government of the Czech Republic, political parties and movements, and other national
and international institutions.

The Union represents its members in collective bargaining and concludes collective agreements of a higher level on their behalf with the relevant trade unions ECHO and ČOSE.

The Union is a collective member of the Union of Industry and Transport of the Czech Republic, a member of the international electricity union EURELECTRIC based in Brussels, a member of the International Organization for
Social Security ISSA based in Cologne and a member of the international technical section for work under voltage LWA.

The Union is the publisher of the professional magazine Energetika.