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Stan De Spiegelaere, Romuald Jagodzinski, Jeremy Waddington

European Works Councils: contested and still in the making

Following the adoption of Council directive 94/45/EC (the EWC directive) more than 1,250 EWCs were established. This industrial relations institution was intended to ensure transnational information and consultation were available to worker representatives within MNCs that met the thresholds of the...

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Cyprian Szyszka, Frédéric Turlan, Ilaria Costantini

Training catalogue EWC company-specific training

Each year, the ETUI provides training to over 1,000 employee representatives from European Works Councils, SE Works Councils or Special Negotiating Bodies. Our mission is to impart practical know-how in order to strengthen the distinctive role of EU-level employee representatives. Our educational...

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Romuald Jagodzinski, Sjef Stoop

How to deal with confidential information

This training manual deals with two serious forms of obstruction that management may use to block information flows. Firstly, management may label information as ‘confidential’, thus forbidding the EWC to share this information with others (including the employees it represents or local works...

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Lise Meylemans, Stan De Spiegelaere

EWC Confidential

The idea behind the establishment of European Works Councils (EWCs) is that these are bodies which should be informed and consulted on company decisions and actions. However, this flow of information is often disrupted by confidentiality constraints imposed by management. Three central research...

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