Resources for European Works Council delegates

Resources for European Works Council delegates

Being member of a European Works Council or a Special Negotiation Body is not an easy job. UNI Europa, the other European Trade Union Federations, the European Trade Union Institute and several other institutions have developed useful resources to assist you in your job.


UNI Europa material/information:


Further resources on EWCs and SNB’s:

  • Reference legislation:
  • Directive 2001/86/EC supplementing the Statute for a European Company (SE) with regard to the involvement of employees
  • Directive 2002/14/EC establishing a general framework for informing and consulting employees in the European Community
  • Directive 2001/23/EC on the safeguarding of employees’ rights in the event of transfers of undertakings
  • Directive 2017/1132 of the European Parliament relating to certain aspects of company law
  • The national transpositions of these Directives within the 30 countries of the European Economic Area
  • Information on how to appoint SNB/EWC members due national laws:

Comparing national procedures for appointing SNB/EWC members

The European Trade Union Institute

Manuals for workers’ representatives:

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