Works councils and participation a look at Germany. by David James Markham

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Thesis (M.Soc.Sc.)-University of Birmingham, Dept of Sociology, 1979.

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Sincethe EU has established mechanisms for information and consultation procedures for workers in transnational companies (European Works Councils Directive 94/45/EC). Inthe EWC Directive was reviewed and amended (Recast EWC Directive /38/EC).

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If it available for your country it will shown as book reader and user fully subscribe will benefit by having full access. This book reports the results of one of several projects pursued within the Works councils represent all the workers at a given workplace, irrespec- mocracy," "collective participation," or "joint consultation" at the workplace.

The Study of Works Councils: Concepts and ProblemsCited by: The book provides food for thought about the importance of this European institution, its potential effects on the Europeanisation of industrial relations, and its future development.

The statistical data provide insight for practitioners (works council members, trade union coordinators, experts, trainers) and stakeholders into the distinctive. IV-C Additional powers of the Works Council 26 V Central Works Councils and Group Works Councils 27 V-A Employee participation in small enterprises 28 VI Rules of arbitration 31 VII Joint Sectoral Committees 32 VII-A Special duty of the Social and Economic Council 34 VII-B Special provisions for Works Councils in the Public Sector Special attention is paid to the relations between works councils and unions and collective bargaining, works councils and management, and the role and interest of governments in works councils.

On the basis of extensive comparative data from other Western countries, the book demonstrates powerfully that well-designed works councils may be more. A works council or work council is a shop-floor organization representing workers that functions as a local/firm-level complement to trade unions but is independent of these at least in some countries.

Works councils exist with different names in a variety of related forms in a number of European countries, including Britain (joint consultative committee or employees’ council); Germany and.

Innovation and Employee Participation Through Works Councils: International Case Studies [Raymond Markey] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. There have been a number of international surveys of employee participation over the years. All of the existing studies consist of national reports of general trends and legal/institutional frameworks.

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of participation in European works councils (EWCs) (Stollt & Kluge ). If the repre- sentatives do not agree with management on the terms and conditions of the SE-WCs.

Industrial democracy is an arrangement which involves workers making decisions, sharing responsibility and authority in the workplace. While in participative management organizational designs workers are listened to and take part in the decision-making process, in organizations employing industrial democracy they also have the final decisive power (they decide about organizational design and.

Special attention is paid to the relations between works councils and unions and collective bargaining, works councils and management, and the role and interest of governments in works councils. On the basis of extensive comparative data from other Western countries, the book demonstrates powerfully that well-designed works councils may be more Pages:   The EU takes works councils seriously: non-compliant employers may face fines of up to £75, and be lumbered with a works council imposed on them that is ill-suited to their business.

Q How is the procedure for establishing a works council triggered. A The procedure for establishing a works council does not begin automatically. Instead it. Works Councils: Consultation, Representation, and Cooperation in Industrial Relations (National Bureau of Economic Research Comparative Labor Markets Series) - Kindle edition by Rogers, Joel, Streeck, Wolfgang.

Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Works Councils: Consultation Manufacturer: University of Chicago Press.

‘One example is the creation of independent works councils, without the participation of employers.’ ‘We currently are in the consultation process with the relevant works councils.’ ‘Industry would be de-centralized, which meant that factories would be run by works councils instead of being controlled from the capital by party.

Richard Freeman, in his book “America Works” suggests that workers embrace works councils for similar reasons. Freeman notes that some “non-union organizations” have tried to fill this gap by facilitating communication between workers and employers.

Spain: Works Councils or Unions. Modesto Escobar. Chapter in NBER book Works Councils: Consultation, Representation, and Cooperation in Industrial Relations (), Joel Rogers and Wolfgang Streeck, editors (p.

- ) Conference held MayPublished in January by University of Chicago Press. European Works Councils and SE Works Councils in Facts and figures selected aspects of content analysis of agreements (composition, competences, meetings, facilities and resources).

The book provides food for thought about the importance of this European institution, its potential effects on the Europeanisation of industrial relations.

The creation of European Works Councils is arguably the most important measure taken in global industrial relations in recent years. Adopted with the primary goal of facilitating European-level workers’ participation in information-sharing and consultation in multinational companies, EWCs have also been central to a wide-ranging process of.

In short, the reader elaborates not so much on the relation between works councils and forms of direct participation as on the micro-macro relationships of works councils. Two recent studies on direct participation by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (EF) have to be mentioned here (EF).

This article focuses on works councils, adopting the definition of Rogers and Streeck. It is concerned with countries with generalized systems of representation – where participation structures exist largely independently of management wishes – and not with those where representative bodies may be established voluntarily through localized management initiatives.

Works council members. How many members are in your works council depends on the size of your company. You must ensure that the works council members have the time to do their work associated with the council. By law, members of the works council are entitled to training leave.

Works Councils and the Productivity Impact of Direct Employee Participation addition to these forms of worker participation, works councils are an. Hempell, ). The book value of the. If one or more Group Works Councils have been established, the Central Works Council may lay down in its Rules of Procedure that the Central Works Council, contrary to the provisions of paragraph 1, shall, in full or in part, be made up of members elected by the relevant Group Works Councils from the members of the said Group Works Councils.

Download PDF European Works Councils book full free. European Works Councils available for download and read online in other formats. The concept of employee participation is common to many different discipline areas in the social sciences.

The form participation takes varies considerably depending on the discipline. On the one hand, it can relate to trade union representation through joint consultative committees and collective bargaining, to worker cooperatives or to legislation designed to provide channels for employee.

This book presents a range of perspectives on the future prospects and possibilities of works councils in Australia. It is argued by many that lower trade union presence in recent years has led to the development of a 'representation gap' in many organisations and that recent corporate failures have reinstated the debate for greater employer accountability and more effective corporate.

This book covers the key themes related to the introduction, growth development and future of European Works Councils: the European Works Council Directive itself, European Works Council Agreements, Employers' strategies for managing European Works Councils in practice and trade union strategies for the development of European Works Councils.

This book presents a range of perspectives on the future prospects and possibilities of works councils in Australia. It is argued by many that lower trade union presence in recent years has led to the development of a ’representation gap’ in many organisations and that recent corporate failures have reinstated the debate for greater employer accountability and more effective corporate.

The creation of European Works Councils is arguably the most important measure taken in global industrial relations in recent years. Adopted with the primary goal of facilitating European-level workers’ participation in information-sharing and consultation in multinational companies, EWCs have also been central to a wide-ranging process of institution-building at the European level.

Participation through Staff or Works Councils: Staff councils or works councils are bodies on which the representation is entirely of the employees. There may be one council for the entire organization or a hierarchy of works councils, from the shop floor to the Board level.

The employees of the respective councils elect the members of the. Team-working, partnership, quality circles, works councils, industrial democracy--are they distinct and innovative arrangements or is it a case of new wine in old bottles. In the post-war period we have seen numerous forms of organizational participation sometimes as experiments, sometimes as negotiated expediency, and sometimes as hype.

Participation rights of the works council in case of creating and running a Facebook page by the employer. Facebook page as a technical implementation pursuant to sec.

87 para. 1 no. 6 Works Constitution Act (Betriebs­verfassungs­gesetz – BetrVG). The idea of workers’ participation arose in Europe, where collective bargaining has usually been at the branch or industry level; this often left a gap of employee representation at the enterprise or plant level, which became filled by bodies such as works councils, works committees, enterprise committees and.

Works Councils should be seen for what they are, along with the other “positive rights” about to be bestowed on workers in social chapters and the like; all are an attempt by the more thoughtful wing of capitalism to introduce mechanisms of social control into the working class, dressed in the language of worker participation.

The creation of European Works Councils is arguably the most important measure taken in global industrial relations in recent years. Adopted with the primary goal of facilitating European-level workers' participation in information-sharing and consultation in multinational companies, EWCs have also been central to a wide-ranging process of institution-building at the European level.

Themed councils: Some organizations host themed nursing councils that address broader issues such as quality and safety, professional development or the healing environment. Your Leadership Style Also Makes a Difference.

The way you approach leadership also makes a difference in the success of shared governance. Table of Contents. Contents: Introduction: new frontiers of democratic participation at work, Gérard Kester, Edward Zammit and Michael Gold.

EU and National Dimensions: EU social policy and developments in worker involvement, Janine Goetschy; European works councils: who benefits?, Michael Gold; The role of economic and social councils in social dialogue, Jacques Monat and Thérèse.

The council is intended to be a communication channel between management and is a requirement on management to consult through the Works Council with workers on any matter directly affecting their interests in such areas as capital/equipment expenditure,use of resources,retrenchment of employees whether voluntary or compulsory.

Managing employee representation at European level is a complex and challenging process. The European Directive on the establishment of a European Works Council only gives broad principles but does not provide social partners at company level with sufficient backup on how to organise and involve the EWC efficiently on the important company topics.Poland: Councils under Communism and Neoliberalism: Michal Federowicz, Anthony Levitas (p.

- ) (bibliographic info) Works Councils in Western Europe: From Consultation to Participation: Wolfgang Streeck (p. - ) (bibliographic info) The creation of European Works Councils is arguably the most important measure taken in global industrial relations in recent years. Adopted with the primary goal of facilitating European-level workers’ participation in information-sharing and consultation in multinational companies, EWCs have also been central to a wide-ranging process of institution-building at the European level.

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