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United Kingdom: a non-European group may change the country of its representative agent for negotiating an EWC
Planet Labor, 25 June 2019, n°11191 - www.planetlabor.com

In a decision passed on 18 June (here), a Central Arbitration Committee in the UK declared that the leadership of a non-European company, in this case Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (HPE), may change the location of its European subsidiary that will act as its representative agent in the context of the negotiation of a European Works Council, provided that this re-designation is made in good faith and employee rights of information and consultation are preserved. In this case, the IT giant re-designated its Irish subsidiary as its representative agent in place of its UK subsidiary following the country’s vote to leave the EU.

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