Collective transnational bargaining: practical implementation experiences from European Works Councils in Spain

Luis Gordo González


Council Directives 94/45/EC and 2009/38/EC impose transnational collective bargaining in Community-scale undertakings so as to create procedures for informing and consulting employees in said undertakings. More than twenty years after the first Directive was passed, this article examines the agreements reached by European-scale companies with headquarters in Spain and tries to construct a typical model for European Works Councils among companies in Spain.


European Works Council; EWC; Collective transnational bargaining

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