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    EU Commission publishes Report and Evaluation on European Works Council Directive

    On 14 May 2018, the European Commission published an interesting Report, and an Evaluation accompanying the Report, on the implementation of the European Works Council Directive (recast Directive 2009/38/EC), applicable in EU Member States and EEA countries.

    Although it was found that the Directive did indeed improve the quality and scope of staff information and consultation procedures, it was found that there is certainly room for improvement as to encouraging companies to set up an EWC. Half of the companies which were eligible for setting up an EWC did not do so.  The Commission is planning to publish a pratical handbook for EWC pratitioners to increase the number of EWCs and to approve efficacy of consultation with the EWC.

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