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Works Council Elections: So everything is right - ordinary election procedure

Training for electoral board members of establishments from 51 employees (or 101 respectively)

The works council elections are being prepared and carried out by the electoral board. In the ordinary election procedure there are numerous rules and deadlines to be observed. The success of the election depends on the exact compliance with the procedural and formal requirements. In our one-day training members of the electoral board can prepare for their duties. It focuses on the statutory provisions of the Works Constitution Act and the Electoral Code, as well as questions of practical implementation in the company.

After several years in between elections also ´trained´ electoral board members should brush up their knowledge of recent decisions of the labour courts and the provisions of the Works Constitution Act and the Electoral Code to avoid making mistakes.

Visit our special websites for works council elections: There you will find the latest information, hints and tips, for example election regulations and forms to download, a summary of court rulings as well as answers to frequently asked questions.

  • Zielgruppe

    works council members, electoral board members
  • Freistellung

    Section 37 Article 6 Works Constitution Act, Section 20 Article 3 Works Constitution Act

The electoral board (rights and obligations, protection of the election, costs of the election)
Basic terms and basic principles of works council elections:

  • Definitions of employees, establishment, enterprise

Composition of the electoral board:

  • Eligible voters and eligible candidates
  • Number of works council members to be elected
  • Composition according to gender, organisational units and mode of employment (Section 15 WCA)

Overview of election procedures:

  • Ordinary election procedure for establishments of more than 100 employees
  • “Option version” (Section 14a Article 5 WCA) for establishments of more than 50 and up to 100 employees which requires a preceding agreement between the employer and the electoral board regarding the election procedure which can lead to the application of the simplified election procedure

Preparing the election:

  • Deadlines
  • Election declaration
  • Submission of nomination lists
  • Organisational matters
  • Multiple lists or just one nomination list

Implementing the election:

  • Electing the works council in secret and direct ballot
  • The voting process (election principles: secret and direct ballot)
  • Postal voting

Follow-up to the election:

  • Procedure of counting the votes
  • Determining the elected candidates
  • Announcing the election result
  • Contesting the election according to Section 19 WCA and voidness of the election
  • Invitation to the inaugural meeting

Hier den Themenplan als PDF downloaden.
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