6th EWC management workshop - 9 June 2011 - Brussels (EWC)

Venue: Brussels

Location: Brussels, Belgium

Event Date/Time: Jun 09, 2011 End Date/Time: Jun 09, 2011
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On 6 June 2011, the Recast Directive should be enforced in all EU Member States. Did governments go into the copy/paste mode or did national trade unions manage to influence national transposition legislation and clarify some of the grey areas of the Directive in favor of the worker representatives’ positions in EWCs ?
Currently the transposition is (almost) completed in only Austria, Belgium, Portugal and the United Kingdom. Many other countries are trying to meet the 5 June 2011 deadline, while for some the transposition is far from being a top priority and a timely transposition of the Directive should therefore not be expected by that date.
What does the new EWC legislation in the home country of your EWC Agreement mean for you? What does it mean if your company is about to start setting up an EWC?
All these questions will be addressed by experts and a case study will illustrate the approach of Solvay. Both an employee representative as the management coordinator of the Solvay EWC will participate in the discussion.

Don't miss this first opportunity to discuss the newly enforced Recast Directive and to exchange good practices on EWCs with management involved in European Industrial Relations.

6th EWC workshop - 9 June 2011 - Brussels -Transposition of the new EWC Directive into national laws

10:00 Welcome and introduction of the participants

10:15 Implementation of the Recast Directive 2009/38/EC on European Works Councils (incl. Q&A)

•background of the Recast Directive
•the process of implementing the Recast Directive
Romuald Jagodzinski, researcher European Trade Union Institute

•the impact of Recast Directive on existing agreements, EWCs and future EWCs as from its date of enforcement, 6 June 2011
Ms. Tanja Haak -European Industrial Relations Advisor

12:15 Lunch

13:15 EWCs in practice and the impact of the Recast Directive - Case Study by Solvay

Belinda Schatteman: management coordinator

Albert Kruft: secretary Select Committee

14:30 Coffee break

15:00 Interactive debate and voting session

• What is/could be the meaning of the EWC to your company?
•Does the EWC add value to your company?

16:30 Introducing The Presence Group network – the bigger picture

17:00 End of the workshop and reception

Location: Brussels
Participants: Max 30
Timing: 10:00 - 17:00
Costs: € 450
Customer costs: € 225