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Bruno Demaître

Education Officer
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After training as a social worker, Bruno’s trade union career began in 1991 at the Générale de Banque de Belgique, now BNP Paribas Fortis, where he was a member and secretary of the works council and a trade union representative until 2007.
He also played an active role in setting up the European Works Council of this banking group. At the same time, he worked as a trainer at the cross-sectoral level for the Belgian trade union confederation FGTB and for the financial sector of Setca, the FGTB-affiliated union for employees, technicians and managerial staff.
Bruno joined the ETUI in July 2007. He ran training courses for members of EWCs and the representative bodies of European Companies for the Education department until 2010. He was then coordinator of the European Workers' Participation Competence Centre (EWPCC) until October 2012.

Areas of activity
  • Training for European Works Councils, SE Representative Bodies and Special Negotiating Bodies
  • Pedagogical support for the Network of EWC trainers (the N.E.T.)
  • Training and expert support for the European Trade Union Federations and national organisations on the subject of EWCs

Dutch, French, English, German

Main publications or courses
  • Horen, zien en … praten ! De interne communicatie in uw bedrijf. Joint author, published by Kluwer in 2003
  • EWC courses for numerous multinationals (Air France KLM, Exxon Mobil, Galeries Lafayette, Lhoist, Danske Bank, Total, etc.)
  • « Se forger une culture européenne » - course organised for the Secafi consultancy
  • Courses for EWC coordinators of European industry federations
  • Involvement in courses organised by national trade union confederations for their representatives on EWCs