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Great Britain: appeal court confirms that a company’s management may implement plans without waiting for the EWC’s opinion
Planet Labor, 26 August 2019, n°11314 - www.planetlabor.com

In a judgement handed down on 31 July (here), the Employment Appeal Tribunal rejected the appeal from the European Works Council at Oracle, against an initial decision made on 12 February (see article n°10566) by the UK’s Central Arbitration Committee. The judgement confirms that a company’s management does not need to wait for the EWC to give its opinion before beginning to implement plans at a local level. This decision has been made in the light of the subsidiary requirements laid down by UK law, which governed the EWC in question.

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