(21 January 2014) The ETUC annual EWC Conference that was held on 30 September – 1 October 2014 was a great success, thanks to you and a huge participation of EWCs.
We received the presentations that are available here and the reports that was presented with regards to (Occupational) Health and Safety. The reports are available here (EN/FR/DE/ES/IT) for your information and use to further improve Health and Safety conditions at your workplace. We would also like to recommend the GDF-SUEZ (...)
(13 January 2015) The project “Working together for European recovery: workers involvement in companies’ future as a cornerstone", has been approved for funding by European Commission (budget line VS/2014/003: Information, Consultation and Participation of workers representatives).
The project, coordinated by Syndex, aims to support EWC members and Trade Unionists dealing with EWCs in strengthening their capacities to be a social partner in Multinational Corporations. The project consists in (...)
(6 October 2014) Resources for European Works Councils to enforce respect by their employers of information and consultation rights and effective sanctions for companies that violate these rights are two of the main issues we should consider when discussing a review of the EWC directive, were two of the main points of the contribution of EPSU’s General Secretary to the annual conference of ETUC and ETUI on European Works Councils.
He stressed that EWCs are often not sure who will pay for (...)
(19 June 2014) In the EWC meeting of 4 June, employee representatives from all European countries expressed their condemnation of the social conditions being experienced by employees in the group to the CEO of GDF Suez, Gerard Mestrallet. The EWC members alerted the Group’s management to the strong concerns of employees who, in many of the group’s business activities, such as services for example, are witnessing a draining away of skills and technical expertise in their business areas. In (...)
(22 April 2014) On 15 April 2014 the European Parliament (EP) adopted a reform to strengthen corporate accountability and transparency regarding the impact of businesses’ activities on human rights, the environment and society. The new legislation will require companies to disclose information about the policies and due diligence processes that businesses have in place to assess risks and to prevent adverse impacts of their operations.
In the course of intense negotiations between the (...)
27 January 2014
Luxembourg, Plateau du Kirchberg, Jean Monnet Building, room M3
You are herewith invited to the meeting of the EPSU European Works Council Coordinators Network. It will take place on 27 January 2014 in Luxembourg, plateau du Kirchberg, Jean Monnet Building, room M3. The meeting will start at 9h00 and will end at 16h00. An area map is enclosed for information.
Interpretation has been requested to and from English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Swedish. We have also (...)
(13 November 2013) Below you will find a letter from ETUC concerning the Resolution of the EU Parliament on Cross-Border Collective Bargaining and Transnational Social Dialogue in English and French.
The Resolution is a step forward for more a better TCAs. Triggered by Mr. Thomas Handel (GUE), the debate involved all the political forces of the European Parliament in an intensive debate. This final text is a valuable compromise which gathered the positive vote of 80% of the MEPs (from GUE, (...)
(6 November 2013) On 3-5 September the ENEL European Works Council and some members of the Global Works Council participated in a training project: “Building the information and consultation mechanisms for the Enel EWC members and HR managers within an international dimension”. The training took place at the ILO International Training Center in Turin. EPSU was present and provided a presentation on lifelong learning in Europe and in European framework agreements or social partners’ (...)
(22 October 2013) ETUC has published the final report “ Corporate Social Responsibility – Union Thinking on the EU Strategy 2011-2014 for Corporate Social Responsibility”. The publication represents the final output of the CSR project ran by the ETUC in 2012/2013, with the financial support of the European Commission. It identifies trade union priorities in the field of CSR for the years to come, in particular in the framework of the renewed EU strategies. Please find the English and the (...)