Training and Consulting (Companies):

Air France - Air Malta - Alcatel - Alcoa - Allied Signal - Alstom - Amcor - Arcelor - Areva - Atlas Copco - Aviapartner - Ball Packaging - BCD Travel - Benteler - Bertrand Faure - BICC - Bilfinger Berger - Bosch - British Airways - Canon - Caradon - Cargill - Carnauld Metalbox - Caterpillar -  Celesio - Contintental - Cookson - Corus - CSC - Delco - Delphi Automotive Systems - Deutsche Post - Deutsche Telekom -  DHL - DNV GL - Dowe Egberts - DSM - DSV - EADS - Electrium - Electrolux - FCI - Forbo - Fujifilm - Fujitsu - Germanischr Lloyd - General Electric - GlaxoSmithKline - Goodyear - GYSEV - Hapag Lloyd - Heineken - Holcim - Inbev - ING - Intel - Inernational Airliens Group (IAG) - Invensys - Johnson&Johnson - KM Europe Metal - KNP Leykam - Kone - Kraft Foods - Kuehne+Nagel - LG Philips Displays - LSG Skychefs - Lufthansa - Metro Group - Novar - Numico - O2 (Telefonica) - Oracle - Otis - Panasonic - Pernod-Ricard - Philips - Plettac - P&O - Rail Cargo Austria - Reckitt Benckiser - Rhone-Poulenc - ROEEE - RS Components - Sanyo - Sara Lee - Schenker - SigmaKalon - Stena Lines - Syngenta - TNN - TNT - Toyota - TPG - Triumph International - TUI - Unilever - Unisource - Vesuvius - Wessanen - Wincanton - Wienerberger - Worldwide Flight Services - ZF Friedrichshafen

Training and Consulting (Trade Unions):

ACV (Belgium) - AEEU (UK) - CGT-P (Portugal) - CC.OO. (Spain) - CFDT (France) - CGIL (Italy) - CISL (Italy) - DGB (Germany) - FNV (The Netherlands) - Gewerkschaft Bau und Holz (Austria) - Gewerkschaft der Eisenbahner (Austria) - GBI (Switzerland) - GMB (UK) - GPMU (UK) -  GWU (Malta)  - IG BAU (Germany) - IG BCE (Germany) - IG Metall (Germany) - KAD (Danmark) - LO (Sweden) - NGG (Germany) - SAK (Finland) - SIPTU (Ireland) - Svenska Transport (Sweden) - TUC (UK) - T&G (UK) - UGT (Spain) - U-Metal (Romania) - Unite (UK) Vasas (Hungary) - Verdi (Germany)

Training and Consulting (European Organisations):

Construction Labour Research (CLR) - European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions (EFATT)  - European Federation of Building and Woodworkers (EFBWW) - European Trade Union College (ETUCO) - European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) - European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) - European Metalworkers' Federation  (EMF) - European Mine, Chemical and Energy Workers' Federation (EMCEF) - European Trade Union Federation: Textiles, Clothing and Leather (ETUF-TCL) - European Transport Workers' Federation (ETF) - Social Development Agency (SDA) - Union Network International (UNI)

Research Institutions (Examples):

Bildungswerk Steinbach (Germany - European University Institute Florence (Italy) - Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation (Germany) - FNV Formaat (The Netherlands) - Hans-Böckler-Foundation (Germany) - Institut für Betriebsräte (Germany) - IRES (Italy) - Niedersächsische Fachhochschule für Verwaltung und Rechtspflege (Germany) - South Banks University London (UK) - Westdeutscher Handwerkstag (Germany) - Sozialakademie Dortmund (Germany) - University of Detroit (USA) - University of Hanover (Germany) - University of Hildesheim (Germany) - University of Oldenburg (Germany) - University of Osnabrück (Germany) - University of Warsaw (Poland)


"I have very much enjoyed the seminar and, in particular, the relaxed style of the trainer. This was confirmed to me also by the other participants. We have already recommended your name to others as an outstanding expert for European affairs."

Jürgen Ohlzen (Germany), Foodworkers Union NGG

After the information about the closure of our office in Vienna, Austria asked the EWC for support and THANK GOD we did it !! Hellmut as the EWC expert came to Vienna and he was soooo helpful in our negotiations with HR and Management. I hope I will see most of you next week in London, to say good bye and maybe to have some drinks together in the evening.

Susi Pressler (Austria), EWC British Airways

"We had some discussion about the training and believe me, everybody thought you did it in a great way and that they all understood what you said. I have already talked with the EWC Chairman about this session and we have agreed that we will ask Management to make sure that you have time for us next year in November (probably in Marseille). Once again thanks for the way you have helped the new members of the EWC and in the same time inspired the older ones."

Per Madsen (Denmark), EWC Select Committee Pernod-Ricard

"We are glad having found such a competent expert for our EWC."

Hannelore Rebell (Germany), EWC FCI

"Our expert Hellmut Gohde is known as `Mr. European Works Councils´ in many circles."

Eduardo Chagas (Portugal), General Secretary European Transportworkers´ Federation (ETF)

"We would be lost without you."

Eric Martin (France), Chairman EWC Wincanton

"To say it in European song contest terms: 12 points! Welldone, you are worth every penny the company pays you to help us."

Jan Boonen (Belgium), Spokesperson EWC Oracle

"As soon as we finished the Seminar my colleagues told me about how useful it was and that we must follow it up with a special meeting. The CEO also sent me an e-mail and he told me that for him and those present had found it very interesting. As we explained Air Malta is a small airline trying to survive and by pulling the same rope maybe we manage. I hope that you will have the opportunity to come for a longer and more easy stay on our island. Thank you again for your contribution to make the seminar and the management session a success for us."

Martin Sacco (Malta), Works Council Chairman Air Malta

"I'd just like to thank you for your help at our EWC meetings. I think you are a great asset to our group."

Jamie Thomson (Scotland), EWC Cookson

"The training on the cultural diversity of EWC members was very useful. It has enabled us to understand each other better and to listen to one another. I would recommend to all of you to arrange this type of seminars, as they help us to learn more about our cultures".

Maureen Kearney (Ireland), Chair EWC Areva

"The day has fully met our expectations since we had not manage so far to get an overview on European employee representation structures in such an excellent way. The entire seminar was very good and successful thanks to your contribution. We will also need your support in the future."

Hermann Bohling (Germany), National Works Council Chairman INBEV Beck´s Brewery

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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The EU makes project resources available to European Works Councils every year. We help with the application process.


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