27 March 2018
On 28 February, Solvay CEO, Jean-Pierre Clamadieu and EWC coordinator Albert Kruft together signed the first European text that recognizes skills acquired by those undertaking employee representation mandates so as to promote their employability and include their representation activity as part of their professional development path. In May 2017 the Belgian chemicals group negotiated a similar agreement with its French BU (UES)*, (c.f. article No. 10189) and this new Charter transposes the content Europe-wide.
22 December 2017
On 21 December 2017, ENGIE and the European Trade Union Federations IndustriAll Europe, EPSU and EFBWW signed a new European agreement extending that of June 2012 on professional equality between women and men (c.f. article No. 120368). As in 2012 the energy group commits to guaranteeing equal opportunity in the field of recruitment, fairness in terms of career development, equal access to occupational training as well as equal pay for women and men for equal work or for work, which is of equal value. This...
30 November 2017
This declaration is a first in Europe’s banking sector. It sets out a series of measures that recognize workers’ skills and working time, whilst also respecting their private lives at a time when technological innovation is changing working arrangements. This declaration sets some common principles for all countries where UniCredit has a presence to ensure the appropriate use of digital communication tools, facilitate flexible workplaces and working hours, and promote both workers’ wellbeing and changing...
21 September 2017
Italy’s insurance group Generali is looking to develop teleworking as one of the aspects of smart working. Management and the EWC select committee signed a declaration on 16 May 2017 whereby they ‘intend to support entities in the different regions to establish an innovative working environment that is in the interests of both the employers and the employees.’
19 September 2017
On 19 September, Safran Group together with the European Industry Union Federation, IndustriALL Europe, renewed the European Framework Agreement for Professional Integration of Young People, which was first signed in 2013. Retaining the same goal of facilitating its hiring momentum as well as the professional integration of young people, the new text notably strengthens its quantitative goals and how it recognizes the status of tutor.
15 June 2017
On 31 May the European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions (EFFAT) together with members of Barilla Group’s EWC in representation of their respective trade unions signed a health and safety agreement with management at the Italian agri-food Barilla Group. The goal of the agreement is ‘to set out guidelines to promote better and broader preventative health and safety measures across the group’s sites, also against psychosocial risks and work-related stress,’ by focusing on social...
18 May 2017
On 18 May the world leader in energy management and automation solutions together with the European union federation, IndustriAll Europe, signed an agreement with that ‘sets out the minimum shared principles, which may serve as a frame of reference for all of the European entities with the aim of encouraging forward planning in anticipation and development of jobs and their possible...
20 January 2017
Jean-François Bourrée reviews the negotiations over as well as the content of the bank’s European agreement on the prevention of work-related stress that was signed on 10 January with the EWC (c.f. article No. 10015)
11 January 2017
In a press release on 10 January, French banking group, BNP Paribas announced that a European agreement on the prevention of work-related stress had been signed with two European federations, the FECEC (European Federation of Credit Establishment Managerial Staff) and UNI Europa (European Trade Union Federation for Services and Communication), and with members of the European Works Council committee.
23 December 2016
On 21 Decembre 2016, management at the Suez group (water treatment, electricity, natural gas, and waste management) signed a European agreement on employment and skills management with a part of its EWC and the European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU).