with 150 or more employees will have just three years to implement the EU
directive on staff consultation when it is formally adopted towards the end of
in a last-minute concession, companies with more than 100 employees will have
five years to abide by the legislation and firms with more than 50 will have
first reported by Personnel Today (30 May and 12 June), the controversial draft
directive has been voted through by European ministers and will go before the
European Parliament in the next few months.