The recast European Works Council ("EWC") Directive came into force on 5 June 2011
On 5 June 2011 regulations came into force in the UK which implemented the recast EWC Directive, the result of which was a number of changes to the rules on EWC.
The Transnational Information and Consultation of Employees (Amendment) Regulations 2010 (the “Regulations”) implemented the recast European Works Council (“EWC”) Directive. The recast Directive made a number of changes to the rules on European works councils. These include more prescriptive requirements for the way in which information and consultation takes place.
The changes will affect all EWCs, or information and consultation procedures, which are set up on or after 5 June 2011, and to those EWCs established after the 15 December 1999 under agreements which were not revised between 5 June 2009 and 5 June 2011.
For full details of the changes made by the Regulations please see our previous article on this topic, the link to which is set out below.