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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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The Nobel Factory at Deer Park formed its first works council in 1948.
In France, even if an agreement were reached with the relevant works council, it could still be challenged because the subject of the agreement (an anonymous whistleblower hotline) would be deemed fundamentally illegitimate.
Under a "four-eye" policy, a member of the works council would work with a security officer when live transmissions were being monitored or when videotape was being reviewed during an investigation.
If Corus decides to go ahead with the sale, the works council will be able to challenge the decision in the Dutch courts.
Recent European developments provide that employees of large companies operating within an EU member state shall have the right to the establishment of a Works Council.
The representatives of the Works Council and their fellow employees can be very proud of the great tradition and heritage that have been forged over generations by the workforce at Ebbw Vale.
Klaus Franz, chairman of the Opel General Works Council and deputy chairman of the company's governing supervisory board, says that it was challenging to convince some people of the need to change to this new way of working, that it took some three to four months.
Works councils: International companies need to review whether they are covered by the European Works Council Directive.
The supervisory board of the works council is comprised of an equal number of shareholder and labor representatives, in addition to a neutral member.
Employees cannot be dismissed unless management consults with the works council.
SeeNews) - Sep 17, 2014 - Austrian Airlines (AUA), part of Lufthansa Group (ETR:LHA), cancelled 15 flights on Wednesday, due to the high staff attendance at a works council meeting designed to inform them about a decision of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) on collective wage agreements, Oberoesterreichische Nachrichten newspaper reported.
Erich Klemm was a responsible Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board, and stood up for the interests of the workforce as Chairman of the General Works Council," said Dr.