The ETF Executive Committee is responsible for all decisions on EWC policy related issues.
The ETF’s major priority is our continued effort with the other European Trade Union Federations to establish a robust and modern European Works’ Council Directive – especially in the digital era.
A firm stance has been adopted that workers’ involvement on company level must move away from a mere formality towards a meaningful information and consultation tool.
EWCs have huge potential power to influence corporate decisions in Europe’s largest transport and logistics companies, especially in the area of automation and digitalisation. Information on the short, medium and long term plans that companies have is crucial in order to minimise the effects on employment and working conditions.
We must make additional effort to support the establishment of further EWCs in multinational transport and logistics companies in Europe. The ETF will develop guidelines and tools to facilitate the establishment of EWCs in transport.