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Eu Works Council Directive

Volume 301: debated on Friday 21 November 1997

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what is his policy on the Commission's proposal to extend works councils to businesses employing 50 or more employees. [16963]

[holding answer 20 November 1997]:There is no such proposal on the table, but the Commission is consulting the Social Partners about possible action in this area. We believe that it is good practice to inform and consult employees about matters which concern them. However, we are not convinced of the need for additional EU legislation on information and consultation arrangements for companies operating only in one Member State.