European works councils (EWCs)

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Publication Date January 2021
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European works councils (EWCs) represent over 17 million employees and are the first European representation of workers at company level. They facilitate the information, consultation and participation of employees with a focus on transnational issues. In times of crisis, including the COVID 19 crisis, relatively few workers lost their job in EU Member States with well-developed industrial relations systems where workers and their representatives have relatively strong rights.

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This EPRS Briefing is part of a series entitled European Added Value Assessment.

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