Category Archive: European Works Council (EWC)

The European Works Council – no paper tiger after all?

A supplier to the automobile industry, “Tenneco”, wanted to shut down its site in Gijon, a town in Northern Spain. The company group’s headquarters are situated in the U.S..  The European directive 2009/38/EG stipulates that a company is required to instruct and listen to the European Works Council about a planned operational change before implementing …

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EWC: Rules for communicating via company intranet confirmed

A European Works Council (EWC) may not communicate directly with employees using the employer’s intranet or email system. So decided the Labour Court Lorrach (docket number: 5 BV 7/12) in a case where the EWC of a multinational group with over 11,600 employees in Europe asked the company’s European central management to publish the EWC’s …

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