European-level Representation

Slovenian representatives on bodies relating to European Works Councils and the European Company are generally elected by a meeting of all employees. The exception is board level representation in the European company, where they are chosen by the SE representative body, in line with national practice for the choice of employee board level representation in Slovenian companies.

European Works Councils

Slovenian members of the special negotiating body (SNB) for a EWC are elected by a meeting of employees in a secret ballot. Candidates can be proposed by the works council, the unions in the company, or a group of at least 50 workers. The legislation does not specify whether or not they must be employees of the company.

The arrangements are exactly the same for Slovenian members of an EWC set up under the fallback procedure in the annex to the directive.

European Company

Slovenian members of the special negotiating body (SNB) for a European Company are elected by a meeting of employees in a secret ballot. Candidates can be proposed by the works council, the unions in the company, or a group of at least 50 workers. The legislation does not specify whether or not they must be employees of the company.

The arrangements are exactly the same for Slovenian members of the SE representative body, known in the Slovenian legislation as the works council, of the SE, where it is set up under the fallback procedure in the annex to the directive.

The employees’ representatives at board level in an SE set up under fallback provisions of the directive are to be elected or nominated by the works council of the SE. This is in line with national practice for the boards of Slovenian companies, where the employee representatives are chosen by the works council.

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

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

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