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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
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works council

nconsiglio aziendale
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The financial crisis makes even more important the proposal for a directive on the establishment of European works councils, said Vladimir Spidla, commissioner for Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs, at the Employment Council in Luxembourg, on 2 October.
During their Council meeting in Luxembourg, on 2 October, the EU's employment and social affairs ministers will attempt to iron out their remaining differences on the proposed amendments to Directive 94.45/EC establishing the European works councils.
The social partners(1) are, on the whole, in favour of the recasting of the Directive on European works councils which the European Commission had presented on 2 July (see Europolitics 3564(2)).
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Ademov participated Friday in an international conference on the working poor held under the aegis of the European Works Council.
The company we believe is in breach of British law and its obligations to examine alternatives to closure through the European Works Council for Goodyear Dunlop.
The figures were given during a European works council meeting in Toulouse on Monday, CFDT coordinator Didier Hacquart said, adding that 40 percent of the savings would come from combining the space and military divisions.
Chief executive officer Michel Combes, who informed the company's European works council of the 'Shift' plan, said it was time for tough measures.
He said the union had requested a meeting with Dr Kohler as soon as possible, as part of the European Works Council, which has 20 representatives from trade unions across Europe.
About 170 protesters went on the rampage outside a Ford plant in Cologne, Germany on Wednesday during a meeting between management and Ford's European Works Council, which includes representatives from Unite.
Tomorrow employees at Port Sunlight will be joined by Hermann Soggeberg, chairman of Unilever's European Works Council (UEWC) to deliver the message "hands off our pensions" to Unilever management.
Tomorrow, employees at Port Sunlight will be joined by Hermann Soggeberg, chairman of Unilever's European Works Council (UEWC) to deliver the message "hands off our pensions" to Unilever management.

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