In this section you will find a range of background documents related to European Works Councils and transnational employee representation.

1. EWC Agreements

More than 800 EWC agreements have been concluded so far.
Background conditions may vary significantly according to the origin of the company, the size and the industrial sector. Whether or not an agreement can be called a good one depends as well on the culture of the industrial relations in the company.

The name of the company is followed by the applicable national transposition law of the EWC Directive under which the agreement was signed.

Agreements marked by *** are recommended by TCI as best practice agreements.


ABB (Germany)

Agfa-Gevaert (Belgium)

Agusta-Westland (Italy)

Alcatel (France)

Alstom (France)

Air France-KLM (France)

Aker-Kvaerner (Norway)

Akzo Nobel (Netherlands)

Allied Signal (France)

American Standard (Netherlands)

Apple (Not Defined)

Areva (France) ***

Avaya (Germany)

Axa (France) **

BCD Travel (The Neterhlands) **

Beiersdorf (Germany)

Benteler (Germany)

BICC (United Kingdom)

BMW (Germany)

Bombardier (United Kingdom)

Borealis (Norway)

Bosch (Germany)

British Airways (Belgium) ***

Bull (France)

Cadbury (Belgium)

Canon (Netherlands)

Cap Gemini (France)

Capio (Sweden)

Caradon (United Kingdom)

Cargill (Netherlands)

Caterpillar (Belgium)

Celesio (Germany)

CEZ (Czech Republic)

Citibank (Ireland)

Coca Cola (Belgium)

Conoco Phillips (Norway)

Cooper Industries (United Kingdom)

Corus (United Kingdom)

Crown Cork & Seale (France)

Cytec (Belgium)

Danske Bank (Denmark)

Daimler-Chrysler (Germany)

Delphi (Belgium)

Deutsche Post World Net (Germany) ***

Deutsche Telekom (Germany) **

Dometic (Sweden)

EADS (Netherlands) ***

Eaton (Netherlands)

Electricité de France (France) ***

Electrolux (Sweden)

Ericcson (Sweden)

FCI (France)

Fedex (Belgium)

Fiat (Italy)

Ford (Germany)

France Telecom (France)

Gate Gourmet (Germany)

Gaz De France (France)

Gehe (Germany)

General Electric Plastics (Netherlands)

General Motors (Belgium)

Generali (Italy)

Getinge (Sweden)

Glaxo-Smith-Kline (United Kingdom)

Gtronic (The Netherlands)

Heidelberg Cement (Germany)

Heineken (Netherlands)

Honda (Not Defined)

Honeywell (Belgium)

HP (Belgium)

Husqvarna (Sweden)

Hydro Aluminium (Norway)

IBM (United Kingdom)

Impress (Not Defined)

ING (Netherlands)

Intel (Ireland)

Invensys (United Kingdom)

Johnson & Johnson (Belgium)

KBC (Belgium)

Komatsu (Belgium)

KPN Mobile (Netherlands)

Lloyds TSB (United Kingdom)

Mecom (Not Defined)

Mitsubishi (United Kingdom)

Nestle (Switzerland)

Nissan (Netherlands)

Nokia (Finland)

Nortel (Ireland)

Otis (France)

Panasonic (United Kingdom)

Pernod-Ricard (France)

PFW Aerospace (Germany) ***

Philips (Netherlands)

Phillips Petroleum (Norway)

PSA Peugeot (France)

Reckitt-Benckiser (United Kingdom)

Rolls-Royce (United Kingdom)

Samsung (Not Defined)

Sara Lee - Dowe Egberts (Netherlands)

SCA (Sweden) **

Scania (Sweden)

Schaeffler (Germany)

Schneider Electric (France)

Sharp (Not Defined)

Siemens (Germany)

Skandia (Sweden)

Smurfit Kappa (Ireland)

Sony (Germany)

Statoil (Norway)

Stena Lines (Sweden)

Suez (France)

Syngenta (United Kingdom)

Tetra Pak (Sweden)

Thomas Cook (Not Defined)

Thomson (France)

TNT (Netherlands)

Toshiba (United Kingdom)

Total (France) **

Toyota (Not Defined)

Transport Development Group (United Kingdom)

Tui (Germany)

Unicredit (Italy)

Unilever (Netherlands)

Unisys (Netherlands)

Vattenfall (Sweden)

Veolia (France)

Volkswagen (Germany)

VWR (Germany)

Wincanton (United Kingdom) ***

Worms (France/French version)

Yamaha (Netherlands)

Züblin (Germany)


Further EWC Agreements in German language are available here.


2. Code of Conduct

An increasing number of companies have signed code of conducts or declarations on social responsibilty. In a number of those agreements European Works Councils were involved actively as negotiation partners.














EWC Agreement

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New EWC Directive

On 17 December 2008 the EU Council of Ministers has adopted the new EWC Directive. Please view all relevant documents and the key priorities for a new legal framework.


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