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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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European works councils are a place for monitoring and checking differences in health, safety and environmental standards across Europe.
While the UK's conversion to the principles of employee consultation is fairly recent, Works Councils have long been established features of enterprise structures in most of Western Europe.
Works councils are defined here as 'institutionalized bodies for representative communication between a single employer (management) and the employees (workforce) of a single plant or enterprise' (p.
Follow progress closely on National Works Councils.
Contemporary works councils in Western Europe, for example, were typically established in the wake of World War II, spurred by the need for mechanisms of representation, social peace, and labor-management cooperation in the rebuilding of postwar economies.
union officials have expressed concern that German workers place more importance on their works councils than on local unions, and in a U.
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.
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.
Volkswagen wants to create works council at the plant, which represents both blue collar and salaried workers.
This paper investigates the role of works councils in a simple agency framework in which works councils are supposed to monitor manager's information on behalf of the workforce.