European works councils (EWC) are bodies through which central management informs and consults the European employees of the company on progress and significant decisions. Directive 2009/38/EC strengthens employees’ right to transnational information and consultation and supports EWC creation. This leaflet outlines the main features of EWCs and the Directive’s aims. It explains the new provisions for establishing and operating EWCs along with the role of employee representatives, negotiation procedures and the implementation timetable. Concepts of information and consultation and aspects related to adaptation and continuity of EWCs are described. Finally, further information, promotion and funding sources as well as contact points are provided. This publication is available in printed format in all EU official languages.
This leaflet explains the implications of the new EU Directive on temporary agency work, which was adopted in November 2008. Aimed at social partners and temporary agency workers, the publication details the rights of agency workers in the EU on topics such as equal treatment, restrictions on temporary work and access to collective facilities. It is available in all official EU languages.
This report on gender segregation in the labour market examines employment segregation for men and women in Europe through comparative analyses of trends across all 27 Member States plus Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. Specifically, the report looks at the root causes of gender segregation, its consequences and the current and desirable policy responses. This report is available in printed format in English with French and German summaries.
European Works Councils have a renewed legal framework, aimed at favouring their creation and at better informing and consulting employees, especially in times of restructuring. This leaflet provides an insight into the changes introduced by the new legislation for the establishment and operation of European Works Councils. It is available in English, French and German.