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Works Council

A chapter of a labor union representing the workers of a single company. The works council coordinates its activities with the larger union. In some countries, notably Germany, works councils have the authority to alter national labor agreements to fit the circumstances of their own company. In some countries, representatives of a works council sit on the board of directors of the corporation.

works council

see CONSULTATION, CO-DETERMINATION.
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Especially useful are Walther Muller-Jentsch's chapter on Germany, where works councils are strongest, and the synthetic chapter on Western Europe by Wolfgang Streeck.
The European Works Councils Directive will be implemented into UK law on 15 December 1999.
In other words, works councils need to be backed by a certain degree of state mandate (p.
European works councils are a place for monitoring and checking differences in health, safety and environmental standards across Europe.
Wouldn't human resources representatives, supervisors, and works councils be the correct (and more appropriate) persons to turn to with workrelated issues?
The court held that many provisions in the code could be implemented without consent of the works council, but that the provisions related to anonymous telephone hotlines required the council's consent.
But the regional daily "Braunschweiger Zeitung" reported Friday that at least part of the investigation centered on whether the remuneration for works council chief Bernd Osterloh had been too high.
Impacted by terrorism, Tunisia is no longer on the list of countries proposed by the French works councils.
Kotthoff and Whittall present readers with an empirical study of five European works councils, examining the factors that promote or discourage the development of solidarity amongst employees across European borders.
We argue that works councils and their right to block monitoring of workers can act as a commitment device of firms to mitigate product market competition.
Carlyle and PAI made their offer on 3 April, when Schneider said they will enter the final stage of the negotiations once the consultation with French works councils conclude.