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Newsletter for European works councils and European issues
European institutions and current EU policy
|Our quaterly electronic newsletter for European works councils exists now in English.
You find the issues in the on-line archive.
|EMF Newsletter||Information on European company
policy issues comes from the European Metalworkers' Federation (EMF) in Brussels.
||The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) informs on a monthly basis about
socio-political events on EU level and about its own work.
||The British pro-union legal group Thompsons Solicitors, London, publishes a magazine,
which is freely accessible in the Internet: "Thompsons Labour and European Law Review" (LELR).|
||Once a month, the "Just Transition Newsletter" from Brussels informs about
union activities on climate policy, job security and social justice.
||The "Trade Union European Information Project" of the British TUC publishes
quarterly an electronic "magazine on European affairs".|
||Union Network International, the international federation of trade unions in the service
sector publishes electronic bulletins on a monthly basis.|
European Institutions with reference to European Works Councils
||The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) website offers background information on
its political positions as well as on EU directives.
|The official gateway to the European Union gives access to all documents of
Commission, Parliament and Council.
|The portal "EurActiv" informs on a daily basis on EU news, highlights the
different policy positions and offers discussion forums on selected issues.
||Four European trade union federations present their positions on Industrial Policy.
||This website contains all documents negotiated during the last years between employers'
associations and trade unions at European level.
National Trade Unions (English-language websites)
|The European Metalworkers' Federation (EMF) informs about the support to European works
councils in the metal sector.
||The European Trade Union Liaison Committee on Tourism (ETLC) delivers information for
European works councils in this sector.
||The education department of the European trade union institute (ETUI-REHS) produced
training materials for trade unions and European works councils.
||The mode of operation of European works councils and the forms of worker participation in
individual European countries are analysed by the research department of the European trade union institute (ETUI-REHS).
||The Dublin based European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions
offers specific information on European works councils.
||The European trade union institute (ETUI) maintains a comprehensive online database with
||The European Trade Union Institute provides background information about European works
councils, participation in the European company (SE) and industrial relations.
European Works Councils with own website
International company websites set up by trade unions
EWC portrait set up by the company
Health and Safety at Work
|German Trade Union Confederation
||Union of Salaried Private Sector Employees (Austria)
||Mining, Chemical and Energy Industrial Union (Germany)
IG Metall (union)
||Metal Industrial Union (Germany)
IG Metall (EWC)
||IG Metall website for European works councils
||Austrian Trade Union Confederation
|Unite (UK), website for European works councils
||United Services Union (Germany)
Co-Determination and Works Constitution in Germany
||The European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) runs a special department on health an safety
at work. A free electronic newsletter is send out several times per year. |
|The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (OSHA) maintains a comprehensive
information portal on this issue. The website is available in 25 languages and can be customised for individual needs.|
European Industrial Relations
||The German Works Constitution Act in English translation.
||Some presentations on co-determination in Germany, prepared by the
Hans-Böckler-Foundation (HBS), outlines the set of legal rights that give employees the possibility of
participating in the shaping of their working environment.
European Company Statute
||A glossary with almost 300 terms in employment and industrial relations with detailed
explanations as well as hyperlinks to EU legislation and case law is published on-line by the European Foundation for the
Improvement of Living and Working Conditions.
||This press office from Paris provides current information about labour relations and
EU issues. Subscribers receive daily e-mail news, profound background information and documents for download.
||Informationen on Workers' participation at board level in the European Company (SE) and at
board level in the individual EU countries (working papers, political statements and legal texts).
|The European Trade Union College (ETUCO) operates an online-forum on European Works
||The online-forum on the future of work set up by "DGB Bildungwerk", the
training organisation of the German Confederation of Trade Unions, contains issues like globalization and European Works
||The Network European Learning Processes (NELP) aims to elaborate the specifics of
European learning in view of the dynamics of globalization.
||The Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research (SIETAR) is the
world's largest interdisciplinary network for professionals working in the intercultural field.
Corporate Social Responsibility worldwide
||The European Monitoring Centre on Change (EMCC) offers an exchange of practice,
information and ideas on management and anticipation of change.
||The European Restructuring Monitor (ERM) provides news and analysis on company
restructuring in Europe. All information is based on the analysis of daily newspapers and the business press in 18 EU
||The International Restructuring Education Network Europe (IRENE) dedicates to the
information exchange on how corporate restructuring is affecting employees in different regions of the world.
|The "Round Table Codes of Conduct" is a forum on monitoring and verification of
codes of conduct based on concrete examples.
||The NGO FairFin promotes environmentally and socially responsible approach to
||The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) helps to develop and disseminate
globally applicable Sustainability Reporting Guidelines.
||This web page provides reports of companies on its social responsibility and sustainable
management for the download.
||UNI Global Union, the international federation of service sector trade unions,
informs here on global framework agreements with multinational companies.
|The "attac" movement aims at a world economy on the basis of solidarity.
||The research group GERM runs a website with numerous documents on globalisation.
||The association "World Economy, Ecology & Development" (WEED) wants to
strengthen the awareness of the causes for the worldwide poverty and environmental problems.
Information on individual Countries
||A review of minimum wage rates all over Europe can be found on the website of the
Federation of European Employers (FedEE).|
||Trade unions from Germany, UK, France and Italy have collected information about the
collective agreement situation in the insurance sector of their four countries. A password is required for the access.|
||National and international pay comparisons for different occupational groups can be
carried out with the interactive "Wageindicator".|
||This web page provides information for all EU countries about residence and contract of
employment right, the national insurance system, the taxation as well as trade unions and working conditions.
|On this portal the British Trades Union Congress (TUC) answers questions on
employee-employer relationship issues in the UK.
|EMIRE||The online database EMIRE provides the translation of specific
industrial relation terms from English into German or reverse.
||The British Communication Workers Union (CWU) and the German Unified Services Union
(ver.di) together has developed a language translation software for English - German. It is available for download
on the website of the project int.unity to everybody interested.
Logos||The online dictionary from Logos includes
more than 200 languages.
|QuickDic||With the assistance of QuickDic it is possible to
translate individual words from English into German or reverse.
|Contact links to all member-organisations of the European Trade Union Confederation
||Database on all EU- and CEE-Countries.
||Interface to trade union organisations all over the world.