Suez to revises agreement

Suez, the French-Belgian company is active in waste (SITA) energy (Electrabel, Distrigas) and water (Lyonnaise). It employs close to 150.000 workers worldwide. The European Works Council (EWC) of Suez is based on a voluntary agreement. A first meeting to discuss changes to the agreement was held between the signatory parties, the bureau of the EWC and management, on 4 February 2004. On balance the experience with the EWC is positive and proposals for improvement were made. Management presented proposals for adaptation of the thresholds for seats. A further meeting will be held 9 March following a decisive Conseil d'Administration meeting regarding the future of the company.