Employee representation

12 Μάρτιος 2021

Employee representation may be defined as the right of employees to seek a union or individual to represent them for the purpose of negotiating with management on such issues as wages, hours, benefits and working conditions.Read more

Employee representation may be defined as the right of employees to seek a union or individual to represent them for the purpose of negotiating with management on such issues as wages, hours, benefits and working conditions. In the workplace, workers may be represented by trade union and through works councils – or similar structures elected by all employees. EU law has established rights and obligations for employees and their representatives to be informed and consulted via a set of directives that provide for the information and consultation of the workers, at both national and international level.

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The sections below provide access to a range of publications, data and ongoing work on this topic. 

  • Publications (386)
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Eurofound publications come in a variety of formats, including reports, policy briefs, blogs, articles and presentations. 

Unions in dispute over recognition at bank

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Changes in social partner organisations

Άρθρο 25 Φεβρουάριος 2014

Financial sector creates its first trade union

Άρθρο 19 Ιανουάριος 2014

Unions call for worker representation on boards

Άρθρο 12 Ιανουάριος 2014

New rules give trade unions extended rights

Άρθρο 9 Ιανουάριος 2014

Steps made to improve seafarers’ employment rights

Άρθρο 19 Δεκέμβριος 2013

Changes to works councils law affect training budget

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Trade union federations announce merger plans

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Ongoing work

Research continues in this topic on a variety of themes, which are outlined below with links to forthcoming titles.