Worker participation in Europe - Current developments and its impacts on employees outside the EU. Konferenzpapier präsentiert im Rahmen der AIRAANZ Konferenz "Reworking work" in Sydney von 09.-11. February 2005

Professorship/Faculty: Graduiertenkolleg Märkte und Sozialräume in Europa 
Authors: Schwimbersky, Sandra
Corporate Body: Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand <19, 2005, Sydney>
Publisher Information: Bamberg : opus
Year of publication: 2005
Source/Other editions: Auch in: Reworking work : AIRAANZ 05 ; proceedings of the 19th Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand / Marian Baird ... eds. - Sydney. - 2. Non-refereed papers. - 2005
Language(s): English
Licence: German Act on Copyright 
URN: urn:nbn:de:bvb:473-opus-690
Document Type: Contribution to an Articlecollection
Worker participation has been subject to controversial debate in Europe. Although the member states' traditions in industrial relations and especially in worker participation vary greatly, the Council of Ministers agreed on some directives in this regard, recently: the EWC directive (94/45/EC) and the information/consultation directive (2002/14/EC), and the directive (2001/86/EC) supplementing the Statute for a European Company with regard to the involvement of employees, which emphasises voluntary negotiations between employees' representatives, a so-called special negotiating body, and the management. The latter directive does not only provide information and consultation procedures but also provisions regarding board-level representation. For that reason, the focus of this paper is on the European Company (Societas Europaea = SE). In this context, the fundamental provisions regarding the SE are presented. After discussing some exemplary cases in order to demonstrate the practical implications of this legal initiative regarding employee involvement, some issues arising are examined.
SWD Keywords: Europäische Union / Europäische Aktiengesellschaft / Mitbestimmung / Rechtsstatus / Online-Publikation
Keywords: Societas Europaea, ECS, board-level representation, negotiations, scope of agreements, Societas Europaea, ECS, board-level representation, negotiations, scope of agreements
DDC Classification: 340 Law 
RVK Classification: QP 442   
Release Date: 19. April 2012

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