“The Works Councils Act gives the works council access to important company information and a voice in strategic and social decision-making”
Through a works council (OR) employees can influence the policy and the course of business in the company in which they work. An employer can often create support for important decisions at an early stage through consultation with the works council.
Under the Works Councils Act (WOR) a works council must be established in companies employing at least 50 employees.
The works council is entitled to (financial) information. The works council also has the right to give prior advice on important strategic decisions. Think of the intention to merge with another company, or to relocate production facilities and implement redundancies. In some decisions of a social nature, for example about the working conditions policy, the works council has the right of consent.