Bruno Demaître

Education Officer


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

European Works Councils, SE representative bodies and special negotiating bodies

Publications from this author

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Eckhard Voss, Bruno Demaître, Stan De Spiegelaere

How to prepare for company change

This booklet is the third in a series of practical and easy-to-read manuals for European workers’ representatives. This time the focus is on facing restructuring, which is one of the most prevalent approaches adopted by companies in response to continuous change in the business environment. The purpose of this manual is to provide EWC and SE WC... Find out more

Bruno Demaître, Romuald Jagodzinski, Sjef Stoop

How to organise your communications network

This second in a series of manuals for European Workers' Representatives explains in an easy-to-read format how European Works Council (EWC) members can organise and manage their communications network. It gives tips and tricks for better information flows and provides examples of best practices in several EWCs. The manual is available in 8... Find out more

Bruno Demaître, Romuald Jagodzinski

How to make your meetings more successful

The booklet was developed by the European Workers’ Participation Competence Centre (EWPCC). It is the first of a series of practical and helpfully illustrated manuals for workers’ representatives in transnational information and consultation bodies. The first manual offers some practical tips on how to make meetings European bodies (also as EWC or... Find out more