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Board-level Representation

Companies with more than 1,000 employees or with a substantial state involvement, either through ownership or state aid, must have employee representatives at board level. They generally have a third of the seats.



Employees have representation on the boards of companies which have more than 1,000 employees or which are more than 25% state owned or which receive state aid for their main business. (In 2002 there were some 15 companies in Luxembourg with employee representatives at board level.1

In businesses with more than 1,000 employees the employee representatives make up one third of the board. In companies with state participation or aid there is one employee representative for every 100 employees with a minimum of three employee representatives and a maximum of one third of the total board.



The employee representatives are elected by the employee delegation, from among the employees of the company. The one exception is the steel industry where three of the employee representatives are chosen by the unions and can include non-employees.



The employee representatives have exactly the same rights and duties as other members of the board of directors and their period of office is the same as other members. Employee representatives cannot be members of more than two boards.

L. Fulton (2011) Worker representation in Europe. Labour Research Department and ETUI (online publication).