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  • European Works Councils case studies: Whirlpool

    In September 1994, the Council of Ministers decided on a Directive on the establishment of a European Works Council (EWC) for the purposes of informing and consulting employees (94/45/EC). The emergence of EWCs is a major part of the development of an industrial relations system at European level. In September 1996, in Varese, an agreement based on Article 13 was signed between Whirlpool Europe srl and the workers’ representatives, on the establishment of the Whirlpool Europe Employee Committee – WEEC.
  • European Works Councils case studies: The Riva Group

    In September 1994, the Council of Ministers decided on a Directive on the establishment of a European Works Council (EWC) for the purposes of informing and consulting employees (94/45/EC). The emergence of EWCs is a major part of the development of an industrial relations system at European level. The founding process of the EWC in the Riva Group was first promoted in 1994 by the German metalworkers’ union IG Metall, assisted by the EFM (European Federation of Metalworkers). It was subsequently, following the acquisition of a large proportion of the Italian steelmaking sector through the Ilva Group, accepted and supported by the Italian union.
  • European Works Councils case studies: The Pirelli Group

    In September 1994, the Council of Ministers decided on a Directive on the establishment of a European Works Council (EWC) for the purposes of informing and consulting employees (94/45/EC). The emergence of EWCs is a major part of the development of an industrial relations system at European level. The Pirelli EWC was established in November 1998 according to Article 6 of the European Directive and to Italian collective agreement of November 1996. It aims to inform and consult workers’ representatives within EU member countries.
  • European Works Councils case studies: The ENI Group

    In September 1994, the Council of Ministers decided on a Directive on the establishment of a European Works Council (EWC) for the purposes of informing and consulting employees (94/45/EC). The emergence of EWCs is a major part of the development of an industrial relations system at European level. The works committee of the ENI Group (European Committee of ENI workers) was set up in 1995. The agreement was extended in 1998 and most recently renewed in 2001 in Rome. The date of the founding agreement places it as a voluntary agreement according to Article 13 of the European Directive.
  • European Works Councils case studies: The Merloni Group

    In September 1994, the Council of Ministers decided on a Directive on the establishment of a European Works Council (EWC) for the purposes of informing and consulting employees (94/45/EC). The emergence of EWCs is a major part of the development of an industrial relations system at European level. The Merloni EWC pursues aims that are mainly to provide information and it does not yet have a consultative and negotiating function. Broadening the EWC powers in the negotiating direction is something that the outsider workers’ representatives and the EWC delegates hope for as the natural continuation of their national activities.
  • European Works Councils case studies: The Italian Food Group

    In September 1994, the Council of Ministers decided on a Directive on the establishment of a European Works Council (EWC) for the purposes of informing and consulting employees (94/45/EC). The emergence of EWCs is a major part of the development of an industrial relations system at European level. On 18 December 2000, the agreement for the establishment of the Italian Food Group EWC was underwritten at the head office of the parent company. It was thus an agreement based on Article 6 of the European Directive.
  • European Works Councils case studies: Assicurazioni Generali

    In September 1994, the Council of Ministers decided on a Directive on the establishment of a European Works Council (EWC) for the purposes of informing and consulting employees (94/45/EC). The emergence of EWCs is a major part of the development of an industrial relations system at European level. The first agreement, from which the EWC of Generali originated, was reached on 11 November 1997, the first and only works council in the Italian insurance sector. It was reached on the basis of Article 13 of Directive 94/45 of 22 September 1994.
  • Impact of changes to minimum wage

    The ordinance of the Slovak government No. 428 of 14 September 2005 increased the gross monthly minimum wage by SKK 400 from 1 October 2005. The monthly minimum wage is now SKK 6,900 or SKK 39.70 per hour. The Government based its decision on the provisions of Act No. 90/1996 on the minimum wage as amended whereby the Government increases the minimum wage on 1 October each calendar year.
  • Delays in implementing the EU company law regulation

    EU Council Regulation (EC) No. 2157/2001 [1] on the Statute for a European Company (hereinafter the SE Regulation) gives companies the option of forming a European Company (Societas Europaea, SE) which can operate on a Europe-wide basis and be governed by Community law directly applicable in all Member States (rather than national law). It came directly into force across the EU on 8 October 2004. [1] http://europa.eu.int/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexapi!prod!CELEXnumdoc&lg=en&numdoc=32001R2157&model=guichett
  • Government drive to tackle unemployment

    This article looks at the impact of amendments to the Act regarding the promotion of employment and labour market iInstitutions. In particular it looks at how ‘activation contracts’ and state employment schemes will affect unemployment rates in Poland.

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