During a period characterised by both prolonged recession and the increasing complexity of enterprises, informing and consulting with workers becomes all the more important. It is therefore not surprising that the European Commission of the EEC’s proposal in favour of a directive concerning such activities attracted attention and created controversy.
As the controversy continued with no sign of abating, the Group for European Policy Studies (GEPE-SEP) broke new ground by placing the problem within a broader context. This title, first published in 1986, analyses the idea that the issue of informing and consulting with workers in multinational enterprises should best be examined within the context of the general economic and social evolution of the member countries and in relation to the national and international instruments and practices in place.
The broader viewpoint allows a better grasp of the issues involved as well as of the advantages and problems in informing and consulting workers on various aspects of working life. This title will be of interest to students of business studies.
Introduction Jacques Vandamme; Part 1: The Diversity of National Environments; 1. The Main Systems of Employee Information and Consultation in European Industrial Relations Roger Blanpain 2. The Main Systems for Informing External Parties in Financial and Commercial Legislation Sidney Gray 3. Does Formal Policy or Law as used in Europe, Contribute to Improved Employee Information and Participation? Frank A. Heller; Part 2: The International and European Context; 4. Initiatives Undertaken by International Organisations in the Field of Employee Information and Consultation in Multinational Undertakings (I.L.O., O.E.C.D., U.N.) Geoffrey Hamilton 5. Information and Consultation of Employees in Community Law Relating to Changes in the Undertakings and to the Statute of Companies Jacques Vandamme 6. The Proposal for a Directive on Procedures for Informing and Consulting the Employees of Undertakings with Complex Structures, in Particular Transnational Undertakings Francois Vandamme; Part 3: The Economic Context; 7. The Economic Implications of Informing and Consulting Employees in Multinational Undertakings Sylvain Plasschaert 8. Autonomy of Decision Making by Subsidiaries Daniel Van Den; Commentaries; 1. The Information and Consultation of Employees. The Point of View of the European Trade Union Confederation (E.T.U.C.) Ernst Piehl 2. The Information and Consultation of Employees. The Point of View of the Industries of the European Community (U.N.I.C.E) Bernard Sassen
The volumes in this set, originally published between 1955 and 1993, draw together research by leading academics in the area of multinationals and provides a rigorous examination of related key issues. The volumes examine foreign investment and currency translation, environmental control issues and the impact of multinationals on the British economy. This set will be of particular interest to students of business studies.