works council


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works council

n
1. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) a council composed of both employer and employees convened to discuss matters of common interest concerning a factory, plant, business policy, etc, not covered by regular trade union agreements
2. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) a body representing the workers of a plant, factory, etc, elected to negotiate with the management about working conditions, wages, etc
Also called: works committee
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Noun1.works council - (chiefly Brit) a council representing employer and employees of a plant or business to discuss working conditions etc; also: a committee representing the workers elected to negotiate with management about grievances and wages etc
council - a body serving in an administrative capacity; "student council"
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
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works council

, works committee
n (esp Brit) → Betriebsrat m

works council

nconsiglio aziendale
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But the regional daily "Braunschweiger Zeitung" reported Friday that at least part of the investigation centered on whether the remuneration for works council chief Bernd Osterloh had been too high.
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Neither the head of the Austrian Airlines flight crew works council nor the Austrian Trade Union Federation had any immediate comment.
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In other words, elections increase the costs on the side of works council by entering on collusion with management.
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The Tennessee works council will include representatives elected by both workers and plant management.
This should hold particularly for establishments where no works council is present.
For this reason, talks have begun between the works council and the management.
The works council will release its decision on 26 March, while the commercial court is scheduled to announce its ruling on 30 March.