Democracy at work is key to mapping out an inclusive and sustainable way forward. (…) Workers’ participation in all its forms must be recognised as a rich resource for shaping and adapting the workplaces of today and the future, especially in times of crisis. -  Aline Hoffmann, ETUI

Democracy at work is critical in shaping fair and inclusive societies. The EU Green Deal, the Resilience and Recovery Plans, and the new Industrial Strategy and Digitalisation will only be effective with the participation of workers and trade unions. At workplaces across Europe, workers’ representatives and trade unions are engaged in information and consultation and collective bargaining about working conditions and the governance of companies. Within European multinational companies, European Works Councils (EWCs) and SE-Works Councils (SE-WCs) have a pivotal role to play in protecting and representing the interests of the European workforce, not only during this period of crisis but also in the wave of company restructuring that has already begun to sweep across the continent. 

To mark the year of democracy at work we have compiled a set of further readings and resources that you may want to look into: