Employment law cases

All items: European Works Councils

  • Works councils: Deemed central management obliged to obtain information

    18 June 2004

    In Gesamtbetriebsrat der Kühne & Nagel AG & Co KG v Kühne & Nagel AG & Co KG, the ECJ holds that articles 4(1) and 11(1) of the European Works Councils Directive require that where the central management of a Community-scale group of undertakings is not located in one of the EU member states, the responsibility for providing the employees' representatives with the information essential to the opening of negotiations for the establishment of a European Works Council lies with the deemed central management.

  • European Works Council: ECJ underlines fundamental importance of employees' right to request information

    1 May 2001

    The right of employees or their representatives to request information from their employers under the European Works Councils Directive constitutes a "necessary prerequisite" for determining whether a European-scale undertaking exists, rules the European Court of Justice in Betriebsrat der bofrost Josef H Boquoi Deutschland West GmbH & Co KG v Bofrost Josef H Boquoi Deutschland West GmbH & Co KG.

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