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European-level Representation

Representatives at European level are in the first instance chosen by the union.

European Works Council

Cypriot members of the special negotiating body for an EWC are elected first from the existing employees’ union or, if no union exists, they are elected directly from the employees.

The procedure is the same for an EWC set up under the fallback procedure but the individuals must also be employees of the company.

European Company

Special negotiating body members from Cyprus are elected from existing trade union organisations which represent employees, or by direct elections if there are no exits in the company.

The situation is the same for members of the SE representative body (works council), as set up under the annex to the directive.

The mechanism for choosing employee representatives at board level is left to the SE representative body.

Further information on the national SE legislation can be found here.

L. Fulton (2015) Worker representation in Europe. Labour Research Department and ETUI. Produced with the assistance of the SEEurope Network, online publication available at http://www.worker-participation.eu/National-Industrial-Relations.