European Trade Union Institute, ETUI.

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On-line courses

Description

It is more than 20 years now since the first formal European works councils were established. About 20.000 worker representatives travel around Europe to meet at least once a year and discuss topics of interest to their companies’ transnational workforces. New EWCs are being established every year and new members are being elected and appointed continuously. This means there is a great need for training on some of the basic aspects. 

This course will involve about 12 hours of work, or about 2 hours per week, that you can follow at your own rhythm. Online tutors will support participants during the training.

A maximum of 150 participants can be accepted. The final confirmation of the participants will be done by ETUI bearing in mind the requirements for the target group, and the “first come, first served” rule.

The individual expression of interests must be done before 3rd May 2020 by filling the online form available from your national contact (see above) or the ETUI Education Officer or the ETUI administrative assistant (see above)

Participation is free of charge.

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Objectives

  • To enable newly elected or appointed EWC or SNB members to get acquainted with the legal aspects and practice of European worker representation;
  • To ensure the smooth integration of new representatives in a group with more experienced colleagues;
  • To provide an overview of the legal rules governing EWC activities and the trade union guidelines on how to use these in practice;
  • To encourage reflection on the usefulness of an EWC and the importance of worker representation at European level;
  • To consider how negotiations can lead to a positive result and how an EWC can be more efficient;
  • To stimulate communication between worker representatives from different multinational corporations and sectors.