Journal of Accounting and Management Information Systems (JAMIS)

The European Works Committee – organization, attributions and perspectives

15/2006 ,   p48..51


Keywords:   law, European Works Committee, labour legislation, social dialogue

The European Works Committee represents an institution introduced in Romanian labour legislation by Law no. 217/2005. This law was adopted in the respect of harmonization of the Romanian legislation with the legislation of the European Union. According to the article 51, 1st paragraph, the law will be applied from the date of the accession of Romania to the European Union. The law transposes in the internal system of law the Directive no. 94/45/CE on the establishment of a European Works Council or a procedure in Community-scale undertakings and Community-scale groups of undertakings for the purposes of informing and consulting employees. The Law no. 217/2005 provides for new forms of social dialogue, mainly the agreement concerning the establishment of a European Works Committee or a procedure for informing and consulting the employees. The agreement is concluded between the central management, on one hand, and the special group of negotiations, on the other hand. As the Directive, the article 4 of the Law defines the main notions, such as: undertaking, groups of undertakings, representatives of workers, undertaking that controls the group of undertakings, Community-scale groups of undertakings, central management, employee, European Works Committee, special group of negotiation, Member State.