European Parliament demands strengthening of workers’ representation

Information and consultation

(17 December 2021) Workers and the unions have been demanding more work place democracy. Parliament now agrees and is asking new rules and strengthening of existing ones in resolution adopted recently. Workers need not only information and consultation rights but also the right to participate in the decisions that impact on their workplace. The Members of the European Parliament further want a bigger role for workers in the corporate governance and due diligence processes. The report was adopted following a massive campaign of Europe’s unions.

EPSU recalls that there are still 10 million workers in central government administrations that have no information and consultation rights guaranteed under EU law, a flagrant violation of the Pillar of Social rights that guarantees those rights for all workers. The Commission needs to come with an initiative to repair this gap.

For the press release (16.12.2021) of the European Parliament: Democracy at work: MEPs want to boost workers’ representation

For the reaction of the ETUC 

Previous article on the campaign More Democracy at work 

On the lack of information and consultation rights for workers in central government administrations