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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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Translations

works council

, works committee
n (esp Brit) → Betriebsrat m
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works council

nconsiglio aziendale
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In a joint election appeal, the Board of Management of the Volkswagen Group and the Group Works Council have called upon the company's employees in the European Union to vote in the election to the European Parliament.
Opel management and works council have agreed to set up and R&D centre in Russelsheim.
German Labor Minister Hubertus Heil told a news conference in Frankfurt that workers should be able to establish a works council even if there was no Labor agreement with their employer, adding that this was so far impossible at Ryanair.
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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Haiderer and Roland Hoetzinger, another works council member, were informed about the plans on Monday.
Lufthansa said in its 2013 report: "If it should come to a definitive judgment against the company, the one-off effects alone, such as the additional provisions for pensions and severance payments as well as the necessary back payments to employees, would jeopardize the unqualified classification of Austrian Airlines AG as a going concern." "A further external opinion would then be needed to determine the chances of the company's continued existence." Neither the head of the Austrian Airlines flight crew works council nor the Austrian Trade Union Federation had any immediate comment.
Volkswagen wants to create works council at the plant, which represents both blue collar and salaried workers.
Maltese and Cypriot sailors, for example, benefit in no way from the directives on employer insolvency, the European works councils, information and consultation, collective redundancies and transfers of undertakings.
THIS BOOK IS ABOUT the politics of restructuring in the call centre industry and "the social costs of market liberalization." (xi-xii) It traces what happened to call centre jobs in the United States and Germany after the introduction of new technologies and the deregulation of telecommunications markets in the 1990s while focusing "on unions and works councils as important strategic actors that combine different institutionally and organizationally embedded resources to influence management decisions through negotiations and political action." (19)
"We commissioned a consultancy to carry out an audit on the plant, which showed it was profitable," the works council representative said.