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Frequent Questions on the recast EWC directive (2009/38/EC)

A selection of frequently asked questions on the revised European Works Councils Directive. By Wolfgang Greif, GPA-djp (Austria)

Further Reading: Wolfgang Greif (2009) Der Europäische Betriebsrat. Ein gewerkschaftliches Handbuch. Reihe: Betriebsratsarbeit kompakt. ÖGB Verlag.

How should the Commission’s proposal for a revision of the EWC Directive be assessed?

How was political agreement reached on the new EWC Directive at the end of 2008?

What came out of the negotiations on revision of the EWC Directive?

What innovations does the revised Directive contain as regards the EWC?

How will the work of the EWC be made more effective?

What about the new provisions on information and consultation in the EWC?

Will the EWC Directive lead to more EWC foundations?

When will the new regulations of the revised EWC Directive come into force?

What does the recasting of the Directive mean for existing EWCs?

Now the order of the day is to put to use the new possibilities for improved EWC practice

How did the proposal for a revision of the EWC Directive come about?

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