UK to defend EU consultation directive concessions

DTI is trying to persuade the European Parliament not to reverse concessions
the UK won on rules for worker consultation across the European Union.

minister Alan Johnson will visit MEPs in Brussels to ensure there is no attempt
to include sanctions against companies that fail to comply with the information
and consultation directive, which the UK agreed to sign up to in June.
(Personnel Today 19 June 2001)

must give the directive a second reading before it is approved by the council
of ministers.

UK signed up to worker consultation after securing phased implementation, which
means that when the directive is implemented in three years it will apply only
to companies with 150 or more staff and after a further two years, to those
with 100 or more staff.

Karen Higginbottom

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