Archive category: Works Council

EWC not entitled to pull rank

International groups of companies with a European Works Council (“EWC”) must bear in mind that this EWC also has to be consulted if there’s to be a reorganisation within a single group company in a single Member State. There is admittedly a requirement that the reorganisation could also have...

Obstructive Works Council member; red card?

Pursuant to the Dutch Works Councils Act (Wet op de ondernemingsraden, “DWCA”), the sub-district court can exclude a Works Council (“WC”) member from all or several of the Works Council’s activities. Either the company or the Works Council itself can submit a request for this. The company may only...

Reminder: pensionable age rising to 68

Effective 1 January 2018, the standard pension target age for tax purposes (the pensionable age in the pension scheme) will rise from 67 to 68 years. The reason for this is the rising life expectancy. As 1 January 2018 nears, we have produced a summary (below) of the most...