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13/07/2021 News

Germany: Board-level representation under threat

Whereas in 2015 all 30 supervisory boards of DAX companies had employee representatives, in September a quarter of the future 40 DAX supervisory boards could be without employee representatives.

28/06/2021 News

Germany adopts bill for mandatory quota for women on company boards

The German Bundesrat approved the bill on female representation in management roles. It requires firms with over 2,000 employees to have at least one woman and at least one man on their management boards if the body has more than three members.

10/06/2021 News

The history of Democracy at Work in Germany and future perspectives

Alexander Hagelüken, editor-in-chief of the economy dossier of the German Süddeutsche Zeitung, lays out the evolution of Democracy at work and what we can expect in the future.

03/06/2021 News

Discussions about Human Rights Due Diligence in North Rhine-Westphalia

Representatives from the European Commission, business, science and civil society discussed whether a European supply chain law would be more of an opportunity or ballast for Europe as a business location.

27/05/2021 News

New webpage: Mitbestimmung sichert Zukunft

The Hans-Böckler Foundation and the German Trade Union Confederation (DGB) have launched a new website on Democracy at Work. 

05/05/2021 News

European Commissioner Schmit calls for Democracy at Work

In an article for the Hans Böckler Foundation, Commissioner Schmit stated that we will not be able to master the restructuring of our economy without strengthening the right of workers to have a say.

30/04/2021 News

26 May - UCL Conference on Democracy at Work

The Catholic University of Louvain is organising A Conference on Information and Democracy at Work.

29/04/2021 News

2021 – the Year for More Democracy at Work

The year of Democracy at Work has now officially started. Please find below the actions until the end of June. We will keep you posted on this website with further updates and details.

29/04/2021 News

Worker advocates call for more ‘democracy at work’ ahead of Porto Summit

Euractiv reporter Sarah Lawton has interviewed ETUC Confederal Secretary Isabelle Schömann and MEP Gaby Bischoff on democracy at work, the EU’s agenda, particularly at the upcoming Porto Social Summit.

25/04/2021 News

Need for more ambitious reporting on sustainability

Last Wednesday, the European Commission published a proposal for a directive which would define new requirements on large European companies to report on environmental, social and governance matters.

30/03/2021 News

IR Notes on EWCs and Due Diligence

The latest IR notes feature important news on Adecco's EWC case at the British CAC Court and the EP's resolution on corporate due diligence and corporate accountability.

23/03/2021 News

Democracy at work to counterbalance short-term management decisions

Article in “Le Monde”: Three authors plead for a stronger presence of employees on boards of directors, in order to counter the short-termism of shareholders.

12/03/2021 News

Brexit: Good news - EWCs must still be informed and consulted

Central Arbitration Committee (CAC) decides that EWCs must be informed & consulted in the event of national collective redundancies when at least two countries are concerned.

10/03/2021 Press release

Pressure grows for EU law on global corporate accountability

Pressure is mounting on the EU to legislate to hold EU businesses accountable for violations of human rights and environmental standards across the world.

19/02/2021 News

Call to action: Whistleblower protection across the EU

EUROCADRES organises a webinar about why the transposition of this EU Directive matters to you! Whistleblowing to protect journalists’ sources, workers’ rights, vulnerable communities during COVID-19 and the environment.

11/02/2021 News

EWCs to get prepared for Brexit

At least 2,400 representatives of UK workers in EWCs and SEs are uncertain about their future. The impacts of Brexit on EWC need to be addressed now to anticipate and manage changes in a socially responsible manner.

25/01/2021 News

Dossier on the transformation of work available

Social Europe & the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung project are running a project on the transformation of work, whose final dossier is now available for free download.

18/01/2021 News

European Parliament takes up ETUC demands for a new framework on ICP

The European Parliament adopted a resolution on a strong social Europe for just transitions and took up the ETUC’s call on a new EU framework on information, consultation and board-level representation.

30/11/2020 News

Mobilisation week - You've made it a real success!

Large participation, great coverage and to the point contributions: The ETUC/ETUF week of mobilisation for more democracy at work.

17/11/2020 News

The European Week of Mobilisation for Democracy at Work

The ETUC and the European Trade Union Federations will run a week of mobilisation for More Democracy at Work from Monday 23 November to Friday 27 November.

12/11/2020 News

Labour is not a commodity – Isabelle Schömann on Global Supply Chains

On 6 October ETUC Confederal Isabelle Schömann spoke about Global Supply Chains at an event organised by the German Presidency.

16/10/2020 News

Petition "More Democracy at Work is a must!"

We need urgent actions while COVID-19 related massive restructurings are already taking place. The fundamental right of Democracy at work has to be enforced now more than ever. Sign the petition.

13/10/2020 News

Outcomes of the video conference of ministers of employment and social policy

During yesterday’s Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (EPSCO), EU ministers for employment and social affairs discussed worker participation and support for workers in restructuring.

12/10/2020 Press release

Labour ministers must give workers a say over companies’ Covid restructuring

EU labour ministers meeting tomorrow are being urged to send a clear message to c

01/10/2020 News

Recording on this year's EWC Conference online

Have you missed this year's EWC conference? Watch the recording of this year's EWC conference online.

01/09/2020 News

Joint strategy for more democracy at work

The European Trade Union Federations (ETUFs) and the ETUC have initiated a joint strategy for More Democracy at Work. Workers’ interests must be heard at all times.

30/06/2020 News

Statement on worker involvement in managing the Covid-19 crisis

The ETUC & European Trade Union Federations have sent their second letter to Commissioner Schmit. Find here our position on worker involvement in managing the Covid-19 crisis.