EWC newsletter 2012 nr 2
Welcome to the digital newsletter of the EWC Service of FNVFormaat. With this newsletter the EWC Service will update you on recent developments concerning European Works Councils. We hope you will enjoy reading this newsletter. We wish you nice holidays and enjoy the summer!
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Senior trainer/consultant EWC Service FNVFormaat
Van der Kolk (FNV Bondgenoten): "Investing more in EWC, but in a goal-oriented way"
The previous issue of EWC News featured several executives who called on their unions to start doing more in support of European Works Councils. In this issue we will hear from the president of FNV Bondgenoten. Read on
Bruno Demaître (ETUI): union movement's future depends on European level
For an international perspective on the matter we turn to Bruno Demaître, coordinator of the European Worker Participation Competence Centre of the ETUI, the research and training arm of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC). We asked him if he recognizes the Dutch discussion.Read on
More than 1000 European Works Councils
According to the database kept by the ETUI, the magical number of 1000 European Works Councils has been reached. Read on
Visteon ruling threatens to undermine EWC rights
A German ruling against Visteon's EWC is threatening to open the door for multinationals to set up their headquarters in whichever EU country gives them the least amount of trouble in terms of employee participation rules. This is usually referred to as "court shopping". Read on
British EWC members take full advantage of new rights
In the meantime, the new directive for British employees is turning out to be a big step forward: they are taking full advantage of the clause authorizing European Works Councils to call in external advice, at the expense of their company. Read on
Unite clashes with easyJet about EWC members' right to training
There is another indication that the new directive is bringing about change in Great Britain, and this too involves Unite. The union is responsible for the first lawsuit against a company that restricts its EWC members' right to follow training. Read on
How do I get out of an Article 13 agreement?
Do you have a so-called "Article 13 EWC", i.e. a voluntary EWC agreement? Then chances are that you want to get out of that, especially now that there is a new EWC Directive. But how does one go about that? Read on
The Heineken EWC as a professional communicator
The European Works Council of Heineken represents more than 31,000 employees originating from 18 countries and 54 different sites. Communicating with such a diverse constituency is not easy. Read on
GDF Suez wants equal treatment—including in the EWC
French energy giant GDF Suez entered into an interesting European agreement with trade unions and EWC members regarding equal treatment. Read on
Breaking news: three trade union federations merge into IndustriALL
Within the international trade union movement a big merger took place on 20th June, the result of which has been named IndustriALL. Read on
New website provides insight into OECD guideline violations
A new website has been launched, providing an overview of legal procedures against multinationals violating OECD guidelines pertaining to industrial relations. Read onprint deze pagina