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A works council is a group of employees who band together to represent employees' interests in discussions between employers and their workforce.
The European Works Council (EWC) is a body established to inform and consult employees in at European Union level undertaking or group of undertakings.
12 Sep 2008
Employees could get more rights if European Works Councils become more widespread.
3 Jul 2008
Trade union power in Europe could be boosted by the European Commission’s plans for European Works Councils.The commission has unveiled...
15 Apr 2008
Talks aimed at securing a revision of the Works Council Directive have collapsed before they even had a chance to...
3 Apr 2008
Concerns were raised this morning after the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) announced its intention to secure a rapid rewriting...
17 Mar 2008
Q What are works councils and how do they apply to me?A The term “works council” applies to any body...
16 May 2007
The Information and Consultation of Employees Regulations 2004 provide a formal framework for consultation between employers and workers' representatives
3 Oct 2006
Amid all the attention surrounding the new age discrimination legislation, another major legal change, which is particularly significant for small...
19 Dec 2005
Wal-Mart has been ordered to compensate a number of former employees in Canada, after it was ruled that the retail giant closed a store as a reprisal against unionised workers
21 Jun 2005
Fisher was employed as a 'new business' manager by Hoopoe, and when it ceased trading, he and his colleagues faced redundancy.
26 May 2005
Operations guidelines for the government's union modernisation fund have been published.
24 May 2005
James Elwes looks at whether the benefits of setting up your own European works council outweigh the hassle
15 Mar 2005
Follwing reports that head-offfice 'spies' are checking up on T-Mobile's store staff the communication workers union said it would send secret observers into stores to monitor the situation
22 Feb 2005
With the Information and Consultation Regulations looming, organisations are re-assessing their arrangements for works councils and staff consultation. Liz Hall asks three companies how they are preparing
24 Nov 2004
Businesses should analyse their employee consultation systems, even if they believe they are compliant with forthcoming legislation, according to the...
1 Jun 2004
UK companies will soon have to set up works councils and consult employees before organisational changes are made – a...