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Exercising voice across borders: workers’ rights under the EU Cross-border Mergers Directive

Jan Cremers and Sigurt Vitols ETUI series – Workers’ rights in company law

Publication date : 2019

Number of pages : 239

Edited by :

Jan Cremers and Sigurt Vitols

This book contains the results of a study of workers' rights to information, consultation and participation in EU and national law covering cross-border mergers, which was undertaken by the ETUI’s GOODCORP network of academic and trade union experts on company law and corporate governance. Based on an analysis of available statistics, nine national legal regimes and seven case studies, this book argues that the provisions for workers’ rights under the Directive are inadequate, both during the merger procedure and in the new post-merger entity. It remains to be seen whether the deficits identified in this study can be successfully addressed by the implementation of the EU Company Law Package, a new legislative initiative regulating different types of cross-border reorganizations.

ETUI, Brussels, ISBN 978-2-87452-512-4 , ISBN 978-2-87452-513-1 (pdf)

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