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Act rather than react. Works Constitution Act: Social Affairs (WC 3)

Our training course “Act rather than react” teaches basic knowledge of the works council´s right to co-determination. At the same time it demonstrates how the works council can best execute and enforce its rights at the establishment based on examples.

In important social matters such as provisions concerning working hours, leave schedules, health and safety or remuneration arrangements in the establishment the works council cannot only react, but take the initiative and negotiate works agreements for the employees´ benefit – in case of need even force them.

This training course aims at enabling you to take an active part in co-determination. The participants´ exchange of experiences will have high priority.

The content of the training course:

  • Act rather than react: The works council´s right of initiative
  • Who can do what? Rights to co-determination and their limits
  • Look who´s talking: Involvement of external experts
  • Home straight: Conclusion of works agreements
  • Conciliation committee: Useful knowledge about jurisdiction and procedures

  • Zielgruppe

    Works council members
  • Teilnahmevoraussetzungen

    Attendance of the training course “Getting started …”
  • Freistellung

    Section 37 Article 6 Works Constitution Act

Opening, organisational matters
Agreements on contents and ways of working
Exchange of experiences regarding the work situation
Overview of the legal provisions concerning co-determination in the Works Constitution Act (WCA)
Presentation of the boundaries of co-determination and definition and meaning of legal terms, e.g.

  • Precedence and proviso of collective agreements
  • Opening clauses and principle of favourability

The works council’s right of initiative as a result of enforceable co-determination
Examples for executing co-determination in social matters according to Section 87 WCA (e.g. rules of operation of the establishment, provisions concerning working hours, technical (monitoring) devices, remuneration arrangements in the establishment)
Systematic approach to the co-determination procedures:

  • Execution and the works council’s ways of enforcing co-determination
  • Information policy and cooperation with the employees

Works agreements as a result of co-determination:

  • Conclusion of works agreements (Section 77 WCA)
  • Form and contents of works agreements
  • Termination and after-effects of works agreements
  • Relationship of collective agreements and works agreements
  • Difference between enforceable and optional works agreements

Control agreements (definition, difference to works agreements)
The conciliation committee:

  • Legal provisions (Sections 76, 76a WCA)
  • The conciliation committee’s tasks, convening and principles of procedures (Section 76 WCA)

Principles of resolution procedures at the labour court
The right to lodge complaints (Section 85 WCA)
The involvement of external experts (Section 80 Article 3 WCA)
Summary of the course’s results
The participants’ work prospects, educational planning
Tips for further reading, evaluation of the course, concluding discussion

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25.11. – 29.11.2019 Berlin | Berlin (Ostbahnhof) weitere Infos | Anmeldung
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